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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.
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Gonzales, Emmy-winning newswoman, dies

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Liz Gonzales, an independent Emmy-winning TV newswoman, has died of cancer in San Francisco. She was 51.
Astronaut Barbara Morgan to leave NASA

Astronaut Barbara Morgan to leave NASA

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. astronaut Barbara Morgan says she's leaving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to become an educator at Idaho's Boise State University.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 28, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007.
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Astronauts prepare for possible spacewalk

HOUSTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Astronauts at the International Space Station were preparing Thursday for a possible spacewalk to repair damage on space shuttle Endeavour’s thermal shield.

Endeavour roars into space once again

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The space shuttle Endeavour's engines roared to life on schedule at Cape Canaveral Wednesday, sending the craft on its way to the International Space Station.

Shuttle crew includes Challenger alternate

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A woman scheduled to be the first schoolteacher launched into space by the United States was nearly a passenger on the ill-fated Challenger flight in 1986.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007.
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Teacher eagerly eyeing classroom in space

ARLINGTON, Texas, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Texas schoolteacher Barbara Morgan is eagerly anticipating taking her teaching skills into space as a crew member of the U.S. space shuttle Endeavour.

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2006 with 120 to follow.
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A NASA photo shows teacher/astronaut Barbara R. Morgan on the Space Shuttle Endeavor as it is docked with the International Space Station on August 12, 2007. Morgan transformed the space shuttle and space station into a classroom on August 14 for her first education session from orbit, fulfilling the legacy of Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher/astronaut who was aboard the doomed 1986 Challenger flight. (UPI Photo/NASA/FILES)
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Christa McAuliffe (September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and one of seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

She received her bachelor's degree in education and history from Framingham State College in 1970, and a Master of Arts from Bowie State University in 1978. She took a teaching post as a social studies teacher at Concord High School in New Hampshire in 1982.

In 1985, McAuliffe was selected from more than 11,000 applicants to participate in the NASA Teacher in Space Project and she was scheduled to become the first teacher in space. As a member of mission STS-51-L, she was planning to conduct experiments and teach two lessons from Space Shuttle Challenger. On January 28, 1986, her spacecraft disintegrated 73 seconds after launch. After her death, schools and scholarships were named in her honor, and in 2004 she was awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

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