Caption by the Johnson Space Center:
Sharon Christa McAuliffe, the Teacher In Space Payload Specialist from Concord, New Hampshire, trains for the STS 51-L mission in the Shuttle Mission Simulator (SMS). She is seated in the mission specialist's station behind the pilot's station. Astronaut Michael J. Smith, pilot for STS 51-L, mans his station in left foreground.
This image has been cataloged by the Johnson Space Center as Photo ID: S85-44465.
McAluliffe, Sharon Christa, 1948-1986; Challenger (Spacecraft); Space Shuttle Program (U.S.); Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; Smith, Michael J., 1945-1986; Astronauts -- Training of.
NASA, "Christa McAuliffe in the Shuttle Mission Simulator" (2015). Challenger STS-51-L Image Collection. 107.
Space Shuttle, NASA, Challenger, STS-51L, space flight, astronauts, Johnson Space Center, STEM education, science and technology policy, aerospace, space program