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A Journal for Christa: Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space
A Journal for Christa: Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space Grace George Corrigan 0803214596 9780803214590 Most people remember where they were when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, just as they remember how they felt when humans first set foot on th
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A Journal for Christa: Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space by Grace George Corrigan

Most people remember where they were when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, just as they remember how they felt when humans first set foot on the moon. Elements of both reactions are present in the story of Christa McAuliffe, the energetic young schoolteacher chosen to be the first civilian to go into spaceand who died with her astronaut companions in theChallengerexplosion of January 28, 1986. nbsp; In this straightforward memoir, McAuliffes mother, Grace George Corrigan, makes it very clear just who and what the nation lost in theChallengertragedy. The product of family history, notes and letters, and the commemorative efforts to honor her daughter,A Journal for Christaprovides a very personal biography of a remarkable young woman. nbsp; Christa McAuliffes story is solidly Americanthe eldest child of a close Catholic Massachusetts family, and a dedicated Girl Scout, she came of age in the turbulent sixties and early seventies and became a schoolteacher and mother. Generous, outgoing, funny, and beloved by her many friends and students, she was little known beyond her personal circle until selected by NASA to be the first civilian sent on a space mission as the Teacher in Space. Whether or not the selection was a publicity stunt, Christa McAuliffe may have proved more than NASA bargained for. Honest, direct, and outspoken, she was impatient with the stultifying ceremonies of the government bureaucracy and did not hesitate to speak out on behalf of the constituency she felt she had been selected to represent: American public schoolteachers and the children in their classrooms.

Author: Grace George Corrigan

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Publication Date: 1993-09-11

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Grace George Corrigan (Edition: 1st) Hardcover