Christa McAuliffe was chosen to be the first teacher in space. (Source: NASA)
Social studies teacher Shawna Gallagher Vega was inspired to teach by the late Christa McAuliffe, who died in the Challenger accident. (Source: Vega)
Shawna Gallagher Vega took students in her Boston College leadership program to meet America's first female space commander, Eileen Collins, in 2007. (Source: Vega)
Shawna Gallagher Vega, a social studies teacher, talked about McAuliffe with the Raycom News Network and how her legacy lives on through ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things.More >> At 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation from the Oval Office about the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger that morning with the following words: "The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives."More >> Former NASA administrator Daniel S. Goldin released the following statement Jan. 16, 1996 in observance of the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger explosion:More >>
(RNN) – With the majority of ballots counted and the question of who will be the next president put to rest, only Florida remains undecided as vote tallies continued into Wednesday. With 97 percent reported,More >> The state of Florida has finished its tally, and its 29 electoral votes went to President Barack Obama. Not that it mattered.
(RNN) – Obama took on a variety of issues during his first term in the Oval Office, and he pledged to continue his plan of economic recovery in the next four years. His campaign rode the theme of "Change"More >> "This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation," said Mitt Romney in his concession speech.More >>