Sharon Christa McAuliffe, STS-51L citizen observer/payload specialist, representing the Teacher in Space Project, floats forward and upward during a few moments of weightlessness aboard a KC-135 aircraft. The flight is part of her training for the scheduled five-day flight aboard the Challenger in January of next year. Barbara R. Morgan, backup payload specialist for STS-51L, is partially visible in the background. The photo was taken by Keith Meyers of the New York Times.
--Caption by the Johnson Space Center.
This photograph has been cataloged by the Johnson Space Center as Photo ID: S86-25180.
McAuliffe, Sharon Christa, 1948-1986, Morgan, Barbara R., 1951- , Space Shuttle Program (U.S.), Spaceshuttles -- Safety Measures, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Weightlessness simulators, Astronauts, Training of.
Myers, Keith, "Floating and Training for Weightlessness" (2015). Challenger STS-51-L Image Collection. 82.
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