CHALLENGER: Soaring with McAuliffe ™ (Virtual Show performed by Judith Kalaora – Online Zoom)

Event details

  • Tuesday | June 15, 2021
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Zoom - see link below
  • (864) 244-1499

Cost: Free

CHALLENGER: Soaring With Christa McAuliffeMultimedia Experience !

Thirty-five years ago, the space shuttle Challenger exploded just over a minute after liftoff, killing all seven crew members, including New Hampshire schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. The Challenger explosion on Jan. 28, 1986, happening just 73 seconds after liftoff due to an O-ring seal failure, was the first fatal accident for NASA since 1967.

The millions who watched the liftoff were inspired by McAuliffe, 37, who was the first American civilian to board a space shuttle. She was chosen from a pool of 11,000 teachers to board the Challenger mission as part of a NASA program called the “Teacher in Space Project.”

Journey through Christa McAuliffe’s life in this multi-media Immersive Living Experience, suitable for all ages. CHALLENGER: Soaring With Christa McAuliffe ™ pays homage to the United States’ Teacher in Space program and the crew of the NASA space shuttle. Discover the true story behind the incredible educator, the American pioneer, and the internationally recognized heroine. This performance has been approved by the McAuliffe and Corrigan families.

NASA biography of Christa


Register for: Challenger: Soaring with Christa McAuliffe

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The event will feature audience Q/A. Everyone who has registered for the event will receive an email with a link to the presentation that will be available for 48 hours only.


Judith Kalaora is a professional educator, actress, and living historian. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Syracuse University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Culture. She attended the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England.

Judith founded History At Play™, LLC in 2010 to provide educational entertainment, chronicling the lives of lives of influential and often forgotten women. Judith researches, writes, produces and performs.

She also performs as Christa McAuliffe, Dolley Madison, Lucy Stone, Rachel Revere. She has performed in Spartanburg as Deborah Sampson and will perform as Hedy Lamarr in the 2021 June Chautauqua Festival.

For more information: judithkalaora.com