Summary: This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 350,000 $1 silver coins in commemoration of Christa McAuliffe, a teacher tragically killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. The design of the coins shall bear an image and the name of Christa McAuliffe on the obverse side and a design on the reverse side that depicts the legacy of McAuliffe as a teacher. Treasury may issue the coins from January 1-December 31, 2020. All surcharges received by Treasury from the sale of the coins shall be paid to the FIRST robotics program for the purpose of engaging and inspiring young people, through mentor-based programs, to become leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 4/25/19.
STATUS: Introduced 1/11/19 by Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6].
ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:
- Students engaged in FIRST Robotics competition learn very early in the game to create alliances and never give up, so several of their most ardent supporters are taking those lessons to their colleagues in the United States House of Representatives. (Source: Moody on the Market)
- Lawmakers propose coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, fallen Teacher in Space. (Source: Collect Space)