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Christa McAuliffe, an American Arab in shuttle disaster

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Christa McAuliffe, an American Arab in shuttle disaster

30 years ago, the world watched in horror as the Shuttle Challenger exploded on live television 73 seconds after lift-off at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. Among the seven astronauts who died was the first American Arab astronaut, Christa McAuliffe By Ray Hanania I remember standing in the offices of one of my editors…

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US Astronaut who placed satellite for Arab League dies

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US Astronaut who placed satellite for Arab League dies

Obituary: US Astronaut who placed satellite for Arab League dies Former NASA astronaut Steven R. Nagel, who served as a mission specialist on his first space shuttle flight, pilot on his second and commanded his final two, died Aug. 21 after a long illness. He was 67 years old. After his last shuttle flight, Nagel became deputy director…

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