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I really don't want to say goodbye to any of you people. ---->>>

I touch the future. I teach.

I touch the future. I teach.

Reach for the stars.

Reach for the stars.

I can remember in early elementary school when the Russians launched the first satellite. There was still so much unknown about space. People thought Mars was probably populated. ---->>>

Every shuttle mission's been successful. ---->>>

Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can. ---->>>

I told them how excited I would be to go into space and how thrilled I was when Alan Shepard made his historic flight, and when John Kennedy announced on the news that the men had landed safely on the moon, and how jealous I was of those men. ---->>>

It's not the Olympics. It's Concord, New Hampshire, and a homecoming should reflect the community I'm part of. ---->>>

If I can get some student interested in science, if I can show members of the general public what's going on up there in the space program, then my job's been done. ---->>>

I was a little concerned with how the crew was going to view me because I didn't know whether this program had been kinda forced down their throats. But they were wonderful. ---->>>

I will go around the space shuttle and give a guided tour of the major areas and describe what is done in each area. This will be called The Ultimate Field Trip. ---->>>

I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies. ---->>>

My job in space will be to observe and write a journal. I am also going to be teaching a class for students on earth about life in space and on the space shuttle and conducting experiments. ---->>>

The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans. ---->>>

NASA was going to pick a public school teacher to go into space, observe and make a journal about the space flight, and I am a teacher who always dreamed of going up into space. ---->>>

If anything happened, I think my husband would have to deal with that as the time came. ---->>>

When I'm 60, maybe, I'll look at my pile of papers and wonder, What really happened that year? ---->>>

I have the LIFE magazine of the men walking on the moon. ---->>>

If anything, the overriding emotion is gonna just be excitement. ---->>>

My sympathies have always been for working-class people. ---->>>

Space is going to be commonplace. ---->>>

The Twilight Zone' wasn't around with the kids. They think going up in space is neat. Within their lifetime, there will be paying passengers on the shuttle. ---->>>

I will have a one-hour program called the Mission Watch, where I will describe details of the mission and give additional information about the lessons from space. ---->>>

Sometimes when things get kind of frantic, it helps to call my husband Steve, because I think he's got a real good sense of where everything's gonna be in a few years. ---->>>

We haven't sat down with Scott and Caroline and said, Now you realize that there's X amount of pounds of thrust. And this can happen and that can happen. ---->>>

We sat around one night and thought that people are going to look back and say, I can't imagine there was a lot of excitement about HER going up! ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-02, 1948
Birthplace:
Die: 01-28, 1986
Occupation: Astronaut
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Sharon Christa McAuliffe (September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. She received her bachelor's degree in education and history from Framingham State College in 1970, and also a master's in education supervision and administration from Bowie State University in 1978 (wikipedia)