Christa McAuliffe bio

Birth Name: Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe

Occupation: Astronaut

Place Of Birth: Boston

Date Of Birth: September 2, 1948

Date Of Death: January 28, 1986

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Christa McAuliffe was born on the 2nd of September, 1948. She was popular for being a Astronaut. American astronaut chosen for the STS-51-L mission from among 11,000 applications. She was scheduled to become NASA’s first teacher in space, but was tragically killed in 1986 when the Challenger exploded.

Christa McAuliffe was born in Boston. She started her career as an American history teacher at a middle school in Maryland. She was posthumously granted the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 2004.

Christa McAuliffe was a Virgo and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Christa McAuliffe was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Christa’s Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe attended Marian High School and Framingham State College.


Christa McAuliffe’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Christa McAuliffe’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Christa McAuliffe kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Christa McAuliffe was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe
NICKNAME: Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, Christa McAuliffe
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Christa McAuliffe was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Christa McAuliffe was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Christa McAuliffe had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Christa McAuliffe’s birth sign is Virgo and she had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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