Christa McAuliffe gets a unique view of the Gulf of Mexico as she enjoys a familiarization flight in the rear station of a NASA T-38 jet trainer. Part of Galveston Island and the Greater Houston Metropolitan area can be seen in the background.
The photo was taken with the stationary camera of Keith Meyers of the New York Times.
This image has been cataloged by the Johnson Space Center as Photo ID: S86-25178.
McAuliffe, Sharon Christa, 1948-1986, Space Shuttle Program (U.S.), Texas -- Houston Region, Texas -- Galveston Island, Astronauts, Training of.
NASA and Myers, Keith, "Christa McAuliffe in the T-38 jet trainer" (2015). Challenger STS-51-L Image Collection. 104.
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