So proud that today the House passed my bill, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, which will mint a $1 silver coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe - the teacher and astronaut who perished in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster…
STS-41-C - Shuttle Challenger - launched April 6, 1984 from KSC 39A. She was commanded by Shuttle legend Bob Crippen, with the late Dick Scobee as pilot. This was the 11th Space Shuttle flight - Challenger's fifth. #ShuttleSunday
On January 28th 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded as it climbed into orbit, on live television. On board was Christa McAuliffe - the inspirational woman we discuss on the latest episode of 'Tales From No Man's Land', listen to her story here:
Challenger Space Shuttle crew (Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judy Resnik, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Michael Smith and Ellison Onizuka) perished after launch from Cape Canaveral on morning of January 28, 1986:
#OTD in 1983, Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she launched from Pad 39A aboard Space Shuttle Challenger. 🚀 Learn more about her path to becoming a Mission Specialist for @NASA :
33 years ago today, the Space Shuttle Challenger was lost 73 seconds into its 10th flight, killing all the astronauts on board.
Today the family honors & remembers the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger. In the words of Ronald Reagan, “The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. They wished to serve, and they did. We will never forget them.”
Today & every day, we remember the Space Shuttle Challenger crew members lost 33 years ago. President Ronald Reagan said: "The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, & we'll continue to follow them."
Christa McAuliffe–our 1st educator astronaut–would've taught lessons from Space Shuttle Challenger had there not been a tragic launch accident. Today, her memory lives on with the and the teaching of from : #ChristasLessons
We’re saddened by the loss of shuttle astronaut Don Peterson who passed away Sunday. Peterson flew aboard the first flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger and took part in the first spacewalk of the shuttle program:
Today, as we remember all who we lost, we mark a somber 30-year anniversary – the loss of space shuttle #Challenger .