Christa McAuliffe

  • Sharon Christa Corrigan Born Boston, MA

    Sharon Christa Corrigan Born Boston, MA
    Born Sharon Christa Corrigan on September 2, 1948 to Edward and Grace, Sharon was the oldest of five children.
  • Christa Graduates High School

    Christa Graduates High School
    Christa graduated from Marian High School located in Framingham in June 1966
    *Month and year accurate day estimate
  • Christa Begins College at Framingham State College

    Christa Begins College at Framingham State College
    Christa began her history degree at Framingham State College.

    *Month and year accurate, day is an estimate based on internet research.
  • Christa Graduates from FSC

    Christa Graduates from FSC
    Christa graduated from Framingham State College in 1970.
  • Moves to Maryland

    Moves to Maryland
    Once she moved to Maryland, Christa would soon marry Steve McAuliffe.
  • Wedding to Steve McAuliffe

    Wedding to Steve McAuliffe
    Christa married Steve McAuliffe after college.
  • Begins Teaching in Morningside Maryland

    Begins Teaching in Morningside Maryland
    Christa's first teaching job was teaching American history at Benjamin Foulois Junior High School in Morningside, Maryland.
    * Month and year accurate, day is an estimate based on internet research
  • Bowie State University

    Bowie State University
    Christa started a graduate course in education supervision and administration at Bowie State University in 1971.
    *Month and year accurate, day is an estimate based on research.
  • 1971-1978 Taught at Thomas Johnson Middle School

    1971-1978 Taught at Thomas Johnson Middle School
    Christa taught History and Civics at Thomas Johnson Middle school for seven years in Lanham, MD.
    *Date range accurate. Month and day estimate.
  • Christa's Son Scott was Born

    Christa's Son Scott was Born
    On September 1st 1976, Christa's son Scott was born.
  • Graduation from Bowie State University

    Graduation from Bowie State University
    In June of 1978 Christa McAuliffe got a masters degree in education from Bowie State University
    *Month and year accurate, day is an estimate based on internet research.
  • Moves to Concord New Hampshire

    Moves to Concord New Hampshire
    In 1978 Christa moved to Concord, New Hampshire wth her family.
    *Month and year accurate, day is an estimate.
  • Christa's Daughter Caroline is born.

    Christa's Daughter Caroline is born.
    August 24 1979, Christa McAuliffe's daughter Caroline was born.
  • Teaching at New Hampshire

    Teaching at New Hampshire
    In 1978 she began teaching in New Hampshire and began at Rundlett Junior Highschool in Concord, and transferred to Bow memorial school in Bow.
    *Month and year are accurate, day is an estimate.
  • Teacher in Space Project Begins

    Teacher in Space Project Begins
    In November 1984 President Ronald Regan announced the Teacher In Space Project.
  • Files Application for Teacher in Space

    Files Application for Teacher in Space
    February 1st, 1985 Christa McAuliffe filed an application for the space program.
  • TISP 114 Semi Finalists Chosen

    TISP 114 Semi Finalists Chosen
    In June 1985 Christa was a semi finalist for the space program along with 113 other teachers.
  • TISP Awarded Christa the Assingment on first teacher in space.

    TISP Awarded Christa the Assingment on first teacher in space.
    Christ McAuliffe was awarded the assignment of 1st teacher in space by NASA Space flight evaluation commitee.
  • Christa McAuliffe Day, Concord, NH

    Christa McAuliffe Day, Concord, NH
    Christa went home and recieved commendations from her town and state. The National Education Association also commended Christa on her assignment to be the first teacher in space.
  • Begins Training for Space

    Begins Training for Space
    On September 9, 1985 Christa McAuliffe begins astronaut training for mission 51-L. They were going to deploy a communications satellite and use a machine to study Halley's Comet's tail.
  • Lessons from space

    Lessons from space
    Because teaching was so important to her, Christa made two lessons to be broadcast from space.
  • Launch rescheduled

    Launch rescheduled
    January 22 ws the original launch date. It was rescheduled because of weather problems.
  • Rescheduled Again

    Rescheduled Again
    The launch date was rescheduled again for "other" problems.
  • Mechanical Problems

    Mechanical Problems
    Launch date rescheduled for mechanical problems.
  • Launch at Last

    Launch at Last
    January 28 was the final launch date. 74 seconds after launch the fuel tanks exploded and eveyone on board died.
  • Christa's Burial

    Christa's Burial
    Christa McAuliffe's remains returned to New Hampshire for burial.
  • Congressional Space Medal of Honor

    Congressional Space Medal of Honor
    Christa and the Challenger crew were awarded with the Congressional Space Medal of Honor by President Geroge W. Bush on July 23, 2004.