Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058
1971-1978 Thomas Johnson Junior High School, Lanham, Maryland. Teacher. English and American history, 8th grade and civics, 9th grade.
1978-1979 Bundlett Junior High School, Concord, New Hampshire. Teacher. English, 7th grade and American history, 8th grade.
1980-1982 Bow Memorial High School, Concord, New Hampshire. Teacher. English, 9th grade.
1982-1985 Concord High School, Concord, New Hampshire. Teacher. Courses in economics, law, American history, and a course she developed entitled "The American Woman," 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.
Christa McAuliffe was the Teacher in Space Participant on STS 51-L, which was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 11:38:00 EST on January 28, 1986. The crew on board the Orbiter Challenger included the pilot, Commander M. J. Smith (USN) (pilot), three mission specialist, Dr. R. E. McNair, Lieutenant Colonel E. S. Onizuka (USAF), and Dr. J. A. Resnik, as well as two civilian payload specialist, Mr. G. B. Jarvis and Mrs. S. C. McAuliffe. The STS 51-L crew died on January 28, 1986 after the failed solid rocket booster caused the explosion of STS-51 1 min. 13 sec. after launch.
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