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    Coin Proposed to Honor New Hampshire Teacher Lost in Challenger Disaster
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    This is the official NASA photo of the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger mission 51L. All seven members of the crew were killed when the shuttle exploded during launch on Jan. 28, 1986. From front left, are: astronauts Michael J. Smith, Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, and Ronald E. McNair. Rear left are: Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, and Judith Resnik.

    New Hampshire's congressional delegation is proposing the creation of a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord High School teacher who died in the NASA space shuttle Challenger disaster 33 years ago.

    Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan introduced legislation Monday to create a $1 coin to raise money for the FIRST Robotics program, while Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas introduced a House version of the bill. They said the coin would both honor McAuliffe and reaffirm Congress' commitment to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education.

    Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, meanwhile, named Monday "Christa McAuliffe Day."

    McAuliffe would have been NASA's first designated teacher in space. She and six crewmates were killed when the Challenger broke apart shortly after takeoff on Jan. 28, 1986.

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    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

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