Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Christa McAuliffe
(1948-1986) born on
Sep 2
US teacher. "She was the first teacher in space; died in explosion of space shuttle Challenger, 28 Jan 1986."

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F
I touch the future. I teach.

R
"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."
A
What are we doing here? We're reaching for the stars.
N
"Sometimes when things get kind of frantic, it helps to call [my husband] because I think he's got a real good sense of where everything's gonna be in a few years. He'll say, 'Christa, just hang in there. People are going to try to do a good job for you."
K
"I have a box of papers at home of [my own press coverage]. When I'm sixty, maybe, I'll look at my pile of papers and wonder, 'What really happened that year?' ""

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Speech, Aug 1985; in "Time," 10 Feb 1986."
R: "From her winning essay in NASA's nationwide search for the first teacher to travel in space, released after her death with six others aboard the space shuttle Challenger, 28 Jan 1986."
A: "In "Time," 10 Feb 1986."
N: ""Christa, in Her Own Words," at www.pathfinder.com/Life/space/mcauliffe."
K: ""Christa, in Her Own Words," at www.pathfinder.com/Life/space/mcauliffe."


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