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  • My sympathies have always been for working-class people.
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  • 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.
    (Christa McAuliffe)

  • What are we doing here We're reaching for the stars.
    (Christa McAuliffe)

  • Every shuttle mission's been successful.
    (Christa McAuliffe)

  • Reach for the stars.
    (Christa McAuliffe)


  • Space is going to be commonplace.
    (Christa McAuliffe)

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

  • 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.
    (Christa McAuliffe)

  • 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.
    (Christa McAuliffe)

  • 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.
    (Christa McAuliffe)

  • I touch the future. I teach.
    (Christa McAuliffe)

  • If anything, the overriding emotion is gonna just be excitement.
    (Christa McAuliffe)

  • 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!
    (Christa McAuliffe)

  • I have the LIFE magazine of the men walking on the moon.
    (Christa McAuliffe)

  • 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.
    (Christa McAuliffe)


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