Christa McAuliffe 1948-1986

She was riding in a Volkswagen with her future husband Steven through a rainstorm in Pennsylvania in 1969 when the news came over the car radio: a man had set foot on the moon. They both cheered, but neither had any reason to suspect that the event would someday directly change their lives. Much later she said, "When I was young, women did not fly in space."

Neither did teachers. No one could have foreseen the final six months of her 37 years. Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe was a wife, a mother of two small children and a dedicated high school...

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