Challenger Center – Teacher in Space

Challenger:The Shuttle Disaster

I was sitting up, trying to help my baby son through colic, and watching television, when the Challenger blew up, on TV, In front of me.

I dragged my sleeping wife out of bed to share this terrible moment.

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For me, the seminal moment was watching a NASA PR person pull Christa McAlliffes parents off the viewing platform, as they tried to figure out what had happened.

NASA has honoured her, by performing the experiments she was going to perform in zero gravity on the space shuttle, years later,  on the ISS.

Look at them here, and think for a moment about the price she paid in the hope of educating her students.

Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe – Teacher-in-Space Payload Specialistcher-in-Space Payload Specialist


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