Christa McAuliffe By caricorn07 Sep 2, 1948 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. Jun 5, 1966 Christa Graduates High School Christa graduated from Marian High School located in Framingham in June 1966 *Month and year accurate day estimate Sep 1, 1966 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. Jun 7, 1970 Christa Graduates from FSC Christa graduated from Framingham State College in 1970. Aug 15, 1970 Moves to Maryland Once she moved to Maryland, Christa would soon marry Steve McAuliffe. Aug 23, 1970 Wedding to Steve McAuliffe Christa married Steve McAuliffe after college. Sep 8, 1970 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 Sep 1, 1971 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. Sep 8, 1971 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. Sep 1, 1976 Christa's Son Scott was Born On September 1st 1976, Christa's son Scott was born. Jun 25, 1978 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. Sep 1, 1978 Moves to Concord New Hampshire In 1978 Christa moved to Concord, New Hampshire wth her family. *Month and year accurate, day is an estimate. Aug 24, 1979 Christa's Daughter Caroline is born. August 24 1979, Christa McAuliffe's daughter Caroline was born. Sep 10, 1980 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. Aug 27, 1984 Teacher in Space Project Begins In November 1984 President Ronald Regan announced the Teacher In Space Project. Feb 1, 1985 Files Application for Teacher in Space February 1st, 1985 Christa McAuliffe filed an application for the space program. Jun 22, 1985 TISP 114 Semi Finalists Chosen In June 1985 Christa was a semi finalist for the space program along with 113 other teachers. Jul 19, 1985 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. Aug 6, 1985 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. Sep 9, 1985 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. Sep 9, 1985 Lessons from space Because teaching was so important to her, Christa made two lessons to be broadcast from space. Jan 22, 1986 Launch rescheduled January 22 ws the original launch date. It was rescheduled because of weather problems. Jan 25, 1986 Rescheduled Again The launch date was rescheduled again for "other" problems. Jan 27, 1986 Mechanical Problems Launch date rescheduled for mechanical problems. Jan 28, 1986 Launch at Last January 28 was the final launch date. 74 seconds after launch the fuel tanks exploded and eveyone on board died. May 1, 1986 Christa's Burial Christa McAuliffe's remains returned to New Hampshire for burial. Jul 23, 2004 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.