On January 28, 1986, teacher Christa McAuliffe was on board the space shuttle Challenger. She was headed into space, where she would teach lessons to school children around the world. 73-seconds into the mission, Challenger exploded. Today, 31 years later, Christa and her fellow astronauts are touching the lives of students through the Challenger Learning Center in Schenectady, New York.
How many hours of training do you think are needed to become a cosmetologist in New York State? Would you believe 1,000? This is why a group of high school students trade summer break for styling hair, giving manicures and providing skin care through a program at Capital Region BOCES.