Christa McAuliffe was born on September 2, 1948 and died on January 28, 1986. Christa taught American history and social studies in the Washington area and earned an master's degree from Bowie State University. In 2006, a documentary film about her and Morgan called Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars aired on CNN in the CNN Presents format. Christa became a teacher at Concord High School. He has two children, Scott and Caroline, with his first wife, Christa; they were nine and six, respectively, when she died, as a result of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. The spaceship on the 1996–1997 children's science-fiction series Space Cases, about a group of students lost in space, was called "Christa". Corrigan always made time to speak with the children and teachers who visited the center and would answer all their questions, even the ones that keyed in on the day McAuliffe was killed. The city has been low-key on marking Challenger anniversaries as her family stayed in Concord and her young children, Scott and Caroline, grew up. Christa McAuliffe would have been 37 years old at the time of death or 66 years old today. In 1978, they moved to Concord, New Hampshire, when McAuliffe was named assistant to the state attorney general.

... and Christa's widower, Steven McAuliffe… Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe was America's first teacher in space candidate, chosen to fly aboard the shuttle and teach lessons to children on Earth. The couple had two children. McAuliffe continues to serve as a founding director for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Unfortunately, her flight ended in tragedy when the Challenger orbiter was destroyed 73 seconds after liftoff. Both of McAuliffe's children are now teachers as well. Education Week reporters explore the latest news on the teaching profession, curriculum and instruction, and testing.