Ireland Writes

Christa McAuliffe – A Personal Update

I have made it known previously that my greatest female role model is Christa McAuliffe, a New Hampshire schoolteacher chosen to be the first civilian in space, who tragically perished in the Challenger explosion on 28 January 1986. I wrote a biographical piece on Christa in April 2021. She is a constant inspiration in my…

Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe, a schoolteacher from New Hampshire, was the first private citizen to be selected for space shuttle travel. The Challenger’s immediate ill fate on January 28, 1986 took Christa’s life and bright future, but her short history is that of the ideal public educator. Writer’s note: As a New Hampshirite, I grew up viewing…

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