Sharon Christa McAuliffe, named as prime crew citizen observer, studies the console on the aft flight deck, which contains controls for the remote manipulator system (RMS) and other important functions.
Johnson Space Center has cataloged this image as: S85-40508.
McAuliffe, Sharon Christa, 1948-1986, Astronauts -- Training of, Spaceshuttles -- Safety measures, Challenger (Spacecraft), Challenger Expedition, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Space Shuttle Program (U.S.).
NASA, "Teacher in Space Trainees Undergo Training for STS 51-L Mission" (2015). Challenger STS-51-L Image Collection. 46.
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