Christa McAuliffe

1948 - 1986

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Sharon Christa McAuliffe (née Corrigan; September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher and astronaut from Concord, New Hampshire, and one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. She received her bachelor's degree in education and history from Framingham State College in 1970 and her master's degree in education, supervision and administration from Bowie State University in 1978. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christa McAuliffe has received more than 3,424,200 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Christa McAuliffe is the 42nd most popular astronaut (down from 41st in 2019), the 2,298th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,117th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Christa McAuliffe ranks 42 out of 524Before her are Michael P. Anderson, William Anders, Charles Duke, Thomas P. Stafford, Ken Mattingly, and Ellison Onizuka. After her are Michael J. Smith, Jean-Loup Chrétien, Alfred Worden, Viktor Patsayev, Pavel Belyayev, and Mirosław Hermaszewski.

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Among people born in 1948, Christa McAuliffe ranks 105Before her are Vincent Schiavelli, Akira Yoshino, Steven Chu, Toshio Suzuki, Pedro López, and Nick Drake. After her are Alia Al-Hussein, Rubén Blades, Krešimir Ćosić, Edwige Fenech, Mark Phillips, and Hartmut Michel. Among people deceased in 1986, Christa McAuliffe ranks 76Before her are Gia Carangi, Ferdinand Daučík, Emilio Fernández, Lyudmila Rudenko, Ellison Onizuka, and Bernard Malamud. After her are Michael J. Smith, Elio de Angelis, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Alexandre Tansman, Christopher Isherwood, and André Leroi-Gourhan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Christa McAuliffe ranks 2,298 out of 15,968Before her are Olympia Dukakis (1931), Eazy-E (1964), John G. Thompson (1932), Sam Rockwell (1968), Bernard Malamud (1914), and Ub Iwerks (1901). After her are Larry Scott (1938), Matthew Ridgway (1895), Michael J. Smith (1945), Max Baer (1909), Joe Pass (1929), and James Tolkan (1931).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Christa McAuliffe ranks 25Before her are Bruce McCandless II (1937), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Charles Duke (1935), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Ken Mattingly (1936), and Ellison Onizuka (1946). After her are Michael J. Smith (1945), Alfred Worden (1932), Gordon Cooper (1927), Ronald Evans (1933), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), and Dick Scobee (1939).