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Tragically, Christa was one of seven astronauts killed when the space shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986, just 73 seconds after lift-off.

Tragically, Christa was one of seven astronauts killed when the space shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986, just 73 seconds after lift-off. The journal she never got to finish was replaced by A Journal for Christa: Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space, written by Grace George Corrigan, Christa’s grief-stricken mother. The book is a tender tribute to an extraordinary teacher. 2 people found this helpful.

Sharon Christa McAuliffe (née Corrigan; September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher and astronaut from Concord, New Hampshire.

Sharon Christa McAuliffe (née Corrigan; September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher and astronaut from Concord, New Hampshire, and 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 degree in education, supervision and administration from Bowie State University in 1978.

A Journal for Christa book. In this straightforward memoir, McAuliffe's mother, Grace George Corrigan, makes it very clear just who and what the nation lost in the Challenger tragedy. Most people remember where they were when John F. Kennedy was. The product of family history, notes and letters, and the commemorative efforts to honor her daughter, A Journal for Christa provides a very personal biography of a remarkable young woman.

In this straightforward memoir, McAuliffe's mother, Grace George Corrigan, makes it very clear just who .

In this straightforward memoir, McAuliffe's mother, Grace George Corrigan, makes it very clear just who and what the nation lost in the Challenger tragedy. Christa McAuliffe's story is solidly American?the 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.

A journal for Christa. by. Grace George Corrigan. McAuliffe, Christa, 1948-1986, Challenger (Spacecraft) - Accidents, Teachers - New Hampshire - Biography, Astronauts - United States - Biography. University of Nebraska Press. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Kahle/Austin Foundation. Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space . by Grace George Corrigan. Largely inconsequential (typical McAuliffe letter, quoted by Corrigan: & painted the kitchen cabinets bright yellow and I made orange and yellow flowered curtains''); noteworthy mostly as a mother's farewell. Thirty-two b&w photographs-not seen).

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Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe was America's first teacher in space candidate . Sharon Christa Corrigan was born on September 2, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Edward C. Corrigan and Grace Mary Corrigan.

Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe was America's first teacher in space candidate, chosen to fly aboard the shuttle and teach lessons to children on Earth. Unfortunately, her flight ended in tragedy when the Challenger orbiter was destroyed 73 seconds after liftoff. She left behind a legacy of education facilities called the Challenger Centers, with one located in her home state of New Hampshire. She was the oldest of five children and went by the name Christa her whole life.

A Journal for Christa: Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space. In this straightforward memoir, McAuliffe's mother, Grace George Corrigan, makes it very clear just who and what the nation lost in the Chal

A Journal for Christa: Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space. In this straightforward memoir, McAuliffe's mother, Grace George Corrigan, makes it very clear just who and what the nation lost in the Chal. A tender tribute to the teacher in first teacher in space, lost January when the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lift-off. Written by her loving and wonderful mother, Mrs. Publishes books and journals especially in American history, the American West, and Native American studies

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 space—and who died with her astronaut companions in the Challenger explosion of January 28, 1986. In this straightforward memoir, McAuliffe's mother, Grace George Corrigan, makes it very clear just who and what the nation lost in the Challenger tragedy. The product of family history, notes and letters, and the commemorative efforts to honor her daughter, A Journal for Christa provides a very personal biography of a remarkable young woman. Christa McAuliffe's story is solidly American—the 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.

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I have a deep interest in biographies, especially people who have had great impact upon society. With the global interest in S. Christa McAuliffe, and the impact upon so many after her tragic death, her biography was a 'must read' for me. Though Christa did not leave a diary to publish, like Anne Frank whose father published Anne's diary posthumously, Christa had a close family member publish her biography - her mother, Grace George Corrigan. Only someone as close as a parent can reveal the vivid insights and details making a biography rich in texture and depth. Grace was Christa's source for advice and counsel, and Grace became closely aware of the Christa's obstacles and successes in life. Grace was also nearby at the bitter end and experienced the emotional horror and the aftermath. Touching, stirring, inspirational story of a woman who has changed the world, as told by the mother her knew her so well. Great book.
Uleran
This book is written by the mother of the Late Christa McAullife.It was a wonderful book!Interesting and a inside look at the excitement they felt being chosen then the tradgedy they felt after the Loss of her.It basicly is a bio about Christa.
Fordrelis
With all due respect to Christa and her family, I found Grace Corrigan's rendition a disjointed pastiche of letters and speeches rather than a carefully organized "journal".. It bored me to tears . It was about everything except the hard facts, emotions, and and questions that today are relevant to Americans.
Living in Switzerland at the time of the Challenger Explosion, I heard comments from the Swiss women themselves echoing MY sentiments, all of which amounted to this,
"What in the world was a MOTHER doing, going on such a dangerous Mission?"
What Christa wore for all the publicity, how her Mom(and Dad) scrambled to help enhance her public image, what their self-righteous thoughts were at the time- and Christas's too- are beside the point .
They have had their share of public hero worship and adulation for what was,essentially, a failed Mission and an embarrassment to the American Nation!
I do not blame them for wanting to perpetuate the myth of Christa, but she is hardly an "unsung hero"..today we can see just how much the Challenger fiasco set back our space program, and also how little respect Big Government has from its people. Times are changing. Preventing a nuclear war is much more important to us than gimmicky publicity for our broken education system.
This book is of historical interest only--giving us a feel for the 80's Reagan mentality and how things have already changed radically in the public view.We have all moved on...
Vaua
Without a doubt, one of the saddest days of my teaching career was the day our nation lost the first educator to go into space, New Hampshire history teacher Christa McAuliffe. Fairly new to the profession at the time, I was so proud that a fellow teacher had been selected as the first civilian in space, and a little star-struck by the professionalism, intelligence, and infectious enthusiasm of the chosen candidate, selected from among 11,000 highly-qualified applicants nationwide.

While on her mission in space, Christa planned to write a journal of her experiences as an astronaut from the perspective that even an ordinary citizen can take center stage in the making of history. Additionally, she was scheduled to perform lessons and experiments aboard the space shuttle which would be viewed by students in classrooms all over America.

Tragically, Christa was one of seven astronauts killed when the space shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986, just 73 seconds after lift-off. The journal she never got to finish was replaced by A Journal for Christa: Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space, written by Grace George Corrigan, Christa’s grief-stricken mother. The book is a tender tribute to an extraordinary teacher.
Wire
Unlike most books about Christa McAuliffe this one discuses Christa's life before the selection as teacher in space as well as after the selection process and it is written by the person who knew her like no one else, her mother. We learn of Christa's childhood and her spirt and joy that stayed with her during the course of her whole life. Nothing could take this away from her and with it she enriched and touched the lives of every student she had. Corrigan's book using letters and family history paints a touching portrait of Christa no one else could. Everyone should read this book and it will uplift you farther than you ever thought possible and give you a whole new out look on teachers and what the power they have to uplift. No matter what your backround is you will benefit from having read this book.
A Journal for Christa: Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space download epub
Professionals & Academics
Author: Grace George Corrigan
ISBN: 0803214596
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
Language: English
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; 1st edition (September 11, 1993)
Pages: 215 pages