Saturday, January 21, 2006

McAuliffe Family Memories

As long as we're plugging CNN, don't miss the upcoming episode of CNN Presents featuring the story of America's First Teacher in Space, Sharon Christa McAuliffe.

McAuliffe, a social studies teacher, was selected from tens of thousands of applicants to NASA's Teacher in Space Program. As mission specialist she was to ride aboard a shuttle and bring back to earth a true understanding of what it is like in Space, which she could then pass along to students across the nation. There was even a plan for her to teach a class while in orbit. Unfortunately McAuliffe, and the entire crew of the Challenger died just minutes after lift-off in a terrible tragedy.

Christa McAuliffe: Reach For The Stars will air Sunday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. EDT.

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