People: Jul. 29, 1985

"It's the ultimate field trip," remarked Sharon Christa McAuliffe, who had just been chosen to be the first teacher to voyage into space. "It's not often that a teacher is at a loss for words," she said after Vice President George Bush pronounced her "the teacher with the right stuff." A field of 10,000 applicants for a seat aboard the space shuttle Challenger was narrowed to ten educators, who apparently became a close-knit group during testing early this month in Houston. "When that shuttle goes, there may be one body," said McAuliffe, choking up, "but there are ten souls that I...

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