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File:Laurel Clark, NASA photo portrait in blue suit.jpg/Iowa famous people.

NASA Astronaut @Karen Nyberg  -Expedition 36/37 portrait of Karen Nyberg. Credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Right stuff.

NASA Astronaut @Karen Nyberg -Expedition 36/37 portrait of Karen Nyberg. Credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Right stuff.

Christa McAuliffe was born September 2, 1948, in Framingham, MA. A high school history teacher, she was the first American civilian selected to go into space in 1985. After being selected by NASA in 1985, she trained at the Johnson Space Center. On January 28, 1986, she boarded the space shuttle Challenger. The space shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff, killing everyone on board.

Christa McAuliffe was born September 2, 1948, in Framingham, MA. A high school history teacher, she was the first American civilian selected to go into space in 1985. After being selected by NASA in 1985, she trained at the Johnson Space Center. On January 28, 1986, she boarded the space shuttle Challenger. The space shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff, killing everyone on board.

Christa McAuliffe died on the Challenger, January 28, 1986. Mission launched, but did not cross the Kármán line. The crew cabin peaked approx. 70,000 ft

Christa McAuliffe died on the Challenger, January 28, 1986. Mission launched, but did not cross the Kármán line. The crew cabin peaked approx. 70,000 ft

A 45 años del “gran salto de la Humanidad”: Armstrong, Aldrin y Collins llegaban a la Luna

A 45 años del “gran salto de la Humanidad”: Armstrong, Aldrin y Collins llegaban a la Luna

Dr. Laurel Blair Salton Clark.  Dr. Clark died February 1, 2003 when Space Shuttle Columbia and the crew perished during re-entry, 16 minutes prior to scheduled landing.

Dr. Laurel Blair Salton Clark. Dr. Clark died February 1, 2003 when Space Shuttle Columbia and the crew perished during re-entry, 16 minutes prior to scheduled landing.

Apollo 1~Crew died on January 27, 1967 when a fire swept through the Apollo 1 capsule during a pre-launch test at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Apollo 1~Crew died on January 27, 1967 when a fire swept through the Apollo 1 capsule during a pre-launch test at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

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