Challenger: Soaring With Christa McAuliffe


Mar 12, 2019
06:00 PM until 08:00 PM


On January 28, 1986, the world watched in shock as the space shuttle Challenger exploded less than two minutes after its launch, killing all of its crew. Among them: high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, who had been chosen from more than 11,000 applicants to participate in the NASA Teacher in Space Project.
Journey through Christa’s life in this multi-media immersive living history performance, suitable for all ages. Discover the true story behind the incredible teacher, the American pioneer, and the internationally recognized heroine in a program made possible due to the generosity of the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust. The performance has been approved by the McAuliffe and Corrigan Families.
This program is suitable for all ages; families are welcome to attend.
History At Play
History At Play was founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Judith Kalaora. Offering solo and ensemble programs with an emphasis on women’s history, H.A.P. is woman-owned and operated, with a commitment to employ artists from the region. Kalaora is a professional educator, writer and living historian. She graduated from Syracuse University and completed the Globe Education Program at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre of London, England.




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1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information


Historical Society of Pennsylvania



Contact name

Monica Fonorow

Contact email


PA - Philadelphia

Free Event?:

Paid Event

Approximate Cost Range Per Person:

$6-$10 per person


Registration required


All Ages/Families

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