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FRAMINGHAM – The Christa McAuliffe branch library in Framingham is planning several events to mark the 36th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on January 28.

Thirty-six years ago on January 28, the Space Shuttle Challenger blasted into space with a mission to deploy a communications satellite and study Halley’s Comet while they were in orbit. On board as part of the crew was the first teacher in space Christa Corrigan McAuliffe.

Just 73 seconds into its flight, the shuttle exploded, killing all seven crew members aboard.

Christa Corrigan McAuliffe grew up in Framingham. She was a Girl Scout, graduated from the former Marian High School and then Framingham State College.

The library branch and a charter school is named after her in the City of Framingham.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the indoor mask mandate, some events were postponed, including the Galaxy cookie one, but some events are still on including an event for students in grades 4-7.

Next week, the library branch is hosting a space themed photo using its Spark Lab Green Screen.

Stop by between January 24-28, from 3 to 6 p.m

All photos will be available on our Facebook page at the end of the week.  

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.