CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An elementary school teacher has been awarded the 2019 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical in honor of the Concord High School teacher and astronaut.
Coin proposed to honor teacher lost in Challenger disaster
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — 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.
Today in History
Today in History
Today is Monday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2019. There are 337 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
On this date:
In 1547, England's King Henry VIII died; he was succeeded by his 9-year-old son, Edward VI.
Service honors 214th birthday of President Franklin Pierce
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The nation's only president from New Hampshire is being remembered in honor of his 214th birthday.
Franklin Pierce was honored in Old North Cemetery in Concord on Tuesday. The New Hampshire Army National Guard and the Pierce Brigade set a wreath at the 14th president's gravesite. Students from the Christa McAuliffe School also participated.
Astronaut answers kids’ questions from space station
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Visitors to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord got a chance to see children ask an astronaut at the International Space Station about brushing his teeth, being weightless, and his favorite space food.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally was released from space Tuesday, 32 years after she died aboard Challenger.
NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education posted a video of astronaut-educator Ricky Arnold performing one of McAuliffe's experiments aboard the International Space Station.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire high school teacher has been awarded a year-long paid sabbatical to further develop a concept he created and use it to teach American history through the lens of hip hop into a course.
The sabbatical program has been administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation since 1990 to honor Concord educator and astronaut Christa McAuliffe, who died in the 1986 explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
The Jazz defeated the Bulls in the A League championship game of the Centralville Basketball Association (7-9 year olds) at the Christa McAuliffe School. From left, James Ndegwa, assistant coach Matthew Gillis, Ismael Wane, Michael Aste, Josh Gillis, Brody Gillis, Tyler Bordeleau, Abraham Wane (kneeling in front), Julie Hall, coach Jim Hall, Jeremy Tammaro.
LOWELL -- Ashley Pizzuti's daughter at the S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School is lucky if she gets 10 minutes of recess each day.
The actual play time is usually closer to six minutes per day, Pizzuti says.
It's simply not enough time for Evelyn and the other elementary students in the district, parents told the School Committee Wednesday evening.
"They have endless amounts of energy and need that release," Pizzuti said.
LOWELL -- In the 2017-18 school year, only six of the district's more than two dozen schools allocated 20 minutes or more for recess. The S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School set aside only 10 minutes. The Butler Middle School offered 15 minutes of recess, while the Henry J. Robinson Middle School offered none.
Astronauts aim for icy homecoming after months in space
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Three astronauts face a bitterly cold homecoming after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.
The two Americans and one Russian entered their attached Soyuz capsule Tuesday for the ride back to Earth. They're aiming for a touchdown Wednesday morning local time in Kazakhstan. Snow and freezing rain are complicating the travel of recovery crews.
Teacher killed in space shuttle Challenger disaster honored
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has proclaimed a day in tribute to a local teacher who died in the NASA space shuttle Challenger disaster decades ago.
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu (soo-NOO'-noo) said Sunday would be known as Christa McAuliffe Day in honor of the Concord (KAHN'-kard) woman selected to become the first educator in space out of 11,000 applicants.
NH honors teacher who died in Challenger disaster
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu is proclaiming a day in tribute to a New Hampshire teacher who died in the NASA Challenger disaster decades ago.
Sununu, a Republican, said Sunday, Jan. 28 will be known as "Christa McAuliffe Day" in honor of the woman selected to become the first educator in space out of 11,000 applicants.
As NASA's first designated teacher in space, McAuliffe was going to experiment with fluids and demonstrate Newton's laws of motion for schoolchildren.
Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally taught in space
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space.
Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station.
Community to celebrate Franklin Pierce’s birthday on Tuesday
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The nation's only president from New Hampshire is being remembered in honor of his 212th birthday.
Franklin Pierce will be honored in Old North Cemetery in Concord on Tuesday. The New Hampshire Army National Guard is laying a wreath at the 14th president's gravesite at 10 a.m. Students from the Christa McAuliffe School and the Governor's Horse Guard will also be present.
In 1986, Spring ISD was preparing to open one of the five schools it was building that decade to keep up with growth in the North Houston community. The Board of trustees planned to name the elementary school after Superintendent Dr. Joseph Beneke.
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