One of America’s Women Heroes. She is still being honored in many ways, as we remember her birthday today.
~~September 2, 2014~~
CHRISTA McAULIFFE …. would have celebrated her 66th birthday today.
I remember her joy, I remember her smile, I remember her enthusiasm. I remember where I was, watching the launching of the Challenger that fatal day!
On January 28, 1986, the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after launch. After her death, schools and scholarships were named in her honor, and also in 2004 she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
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Today in Mighty Girl history, we remember teacher and Space Shuttle Challenger crew member Christa McAuliffe, who would have celebrated her 66th birthday today. McAuliffe was selected by NASA from more than 11,000 applicants to be part of the Teachers in Space program. Tragically, she and the Challenger’s six other crew members were killed when it exploded during takeoff on January 28, 1986.
As a child, McAuliffe was…
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