Introduction to Astronaut Stories and Transcripts by Date:

Jeanne Love and Regina Ochoa channeled the astronauts from the day of the explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle on January 28, 1986 through January 28, 1988. Except for Christa’s first communication on the day of the disaster, all sessions were recorded and subsequently transcribed. The number of astronauts coming through in a session varied from one to the whole crew.

The thinking of the astronauts evolved markedly over the two years. Trauma and disorientation marked the earliest sessions. Then came the grieving process they and their families went through. Throughout the two years, the crew’s understanding of the nature and cause of the accident grew, while their hopes waned that they might influence future decision-making to prevent future incidents. 

Their desire to influence those on earth narrowed to conveying one message: our existence does not cease with death. All grew in the conviction that knowledge of this one fact would help us release the fear of death, enabling us to focus on what really matters in life.

You can read these transcripts two different ways:
1) By crew member, for the arc of each crew member’s evolution from hours after death until two years later. 
2) By session date, to easily observe those thoughts and feelings that were largely held in common by the crew at each point in time. Here is the index page for the Daily Transcriptions.




Here are direct links to each of the 18 daily channeled transcripts, links are also provided by the navigation line near the top of this page.


Christa McAuliffe
Dick Scobee
Ellison Onizuka
Greg Jarvis
Judy Resnick
Mike Smith
Ron McNair