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December 26, 1985 – Teacher-in-Space icon Christa McAuliffe (right) and her backup Barbara Morgan pose for a photo after training in a space shuttle mockup at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. One month later, McAuliffe would die in the Challenger disaster.

December 1985 – Teacher-in-Space icon Christa McAuliffe (right) and her backup Barbara Morgan pose for a photo after training in a space shuttle mockup at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.

Thirty-five years ago today, NASA's Voyager 2 Spacecraft, the first Voyager Spacecraft to launch, departed on a journey that would make it the only Spacecraft to visit Uranus and Neptune and the longest-operating NASA Spacecraft ever. Voyager 2 and its twin, Voyager 1, that launched 16 days later on Sept. 5, 1977, are still going strong, hurtling away from our Sun. Mission Managers are eagerly anticipating the day when they break on through to the other side - the Space between Stars.

Voyager 2 was launched on August from the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida, propelled into space on a Titan/Centaur rocket. JPL manages and controls the Voyager project for NASA's Office of Space Science

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A NASA Space Shuttle heading for the area of maximum aerodynamic pressure, about to go supersonic as evidenced by the vapour formation behind the shockwaves forming on the ship's twin solid rocket boosters.

“I have a vision of the world as a global village, a world without boundaries. Imagine a history teacher making history!” —Christa McAuliffe (September 2, 1948–January 28, 1986)

“I have a vision of the world as a global village, a world without boundaries. Imagine a history teacher making history!

judith resnik and christa mcauliffe

Lass in space: How women conquered the cosmos - WhizzPast