1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 5, 2020 8:00 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking the NASA application of Christa McAuliffe


      I am searching for the complete application which Christa McAuliffe submitted on February 1, 1985, when she applied to the NASA Teacher in Space Project. I am writing a children's book about Christa's life. Her essays in this document are important research for my manuscript.

        • Re: Seeking the NASA application of Christa McAuliffe
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Vickers,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          Copies of the application submitted by Christa McAuliffe are located in the Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Collection at her alma mater, Framingham State University, as well as the historical reference collection of the NASA History Division. Please email these two organizations to request copies of the documents.  They also may have additional resources that would be of interest to you.


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a number of records relating to Christa McAuliffe that may be of interest, some of which have been digitized and are available online using the Catalog. For more information about these records, please contact the reference units listed in the Catalog descriptions.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from the various NARA units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          For information about the Challenger accident, you may wish to review the Report of the Presidential  Commission  on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident. You may also be interested in Christa’s Lost Lessons Brought to Life. We also searched the NASA website for her name with 136 results.

          If you have not done so already, we suggest that you read A Journal for Christa: Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space written by her mother Grace George Corrigan


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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