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Christa McAuliffe—born 65 years ago today, on September 2, 1948—watches the launch of space shuttle Challenger on the STS-61-A mission with fellow teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan. October 30, 1985.

McAuliffe, a New Hampshire schoolteacher and member of the ill-fated STS-51-L crew, died three months later in the Challenger disaster.

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    Very sad what happened. Christa was so excited to go into space.
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