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Christa McAuliffe's Profile

Brief about Christa McAuliffe: By info that we know Christa McAuliffe was born at 1948-09-02. And also Christa McAuliffe is American Astronaut.

Christa McAuliffe Biography

Sharon Corrigan,  American astronaut was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 2, 1948. She was the daughter of  Edward Christopher Corrigan and Grace Mary George. They had  five children and Christa was the oldest one. She was known as Christa from her early age, so later she signed her name as S. Christa Corrigan.

She graduated Marian High School in 1966. Christa studied at Framingham State College, from where she got a bachelor’s degree of arts. She graduated the college  in 1970.  In the same year she married to Steven J. McAuliffe. That was when she became Christa McAuliffe.  Steven wanted to attend the Georgetown University Law Center, so they moved to Washington, D.C.   The couple  had two children: Scott and Caroline McAuliffe. Scott was nine and Caroline was six when Christa McAuliffe died on January 28, 1986, when she was 37 years old. (1986-01-28)

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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.

Tags: Happen, Realize, Said

I touch the future. I teach.

Tags: Future, Teach, Touch

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.

Tags: Jealous, Men, Moon

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

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

Tags: Far, Reach, Yourself

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.

Tags: Done, Job, Science

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.

Tags: Public, School, Teacher

Every shuttle mission's been successful.

Tags: Mission, Shuttle, Successful

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

Tags: Life, Men, Moon

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

Tags: Deal, Husband, Time

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

Tags: Emotion, Excitement, Gonna

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

Tags: Community, Olympics, Reflect

My sympathies have always been for working-class people.

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Reach for the stars.

Tags: Reach, Stars

Space is going to be commonplace.

Tags: Space

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!

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

Tags: Maybe, Wonder, Year

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.

Tags: Remember, School, Thought

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.

Tags: Cannot, History, Life

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.

Tags: View, Whether, Wonderful