New Hampshire’s Senators Propose Coins Commemorating Space Shuttle Challenger

May 11, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dan Holmes (Coin Update News)

Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe


A new commemorative coin program memorializing the 30th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster has been proposed by United States Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. It would particularly highlight the legacy of Christa McAuliffe, a high school social studies teacher and mother of two who was chosen to join the expedition as the “first teacher in space.”

McAuliffe and six other astronauts were killed after the Challenger exploded shortly after launching from the coast of Florida on January 28, 1986. Due in part to the significant media attention attracted by McAuliffe’s participation in the mission,… Full article at the source>

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