Quotes by Christa McAuliffe

Reach for the stars.
- Christa McAuliffe
I touch the future. I teach.
- Christa McAuliffe
Space is going to be commonplace.
- Christa McAuliffe
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Every shuttle mission's been successful.
- Christa McAuliffe
Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.
- Christa McAuliffe
My sympathies have always been for working-class people.
- Christa McAuliffe
I have the LIFE magazine of the men walking on the moon.
- Christa McAuliffe
I really don't want to say goodbye to any of you people.
- Christa McAuliffe
If anything, the overriding emotion is gonna just be excitement.
- Christa McAuliffe
If anything happened, I think my husband would have to deal with that as the time came.
- Christa McAuliffe
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When I'm 60, maybe, I'll look at my pile of papers and wonder, What really happened that year?
- 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
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
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 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.
- 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
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.
- Christa McAuliffe
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.
- Christa McAuliffe
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.
- Christa McAuliffe
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.
- Christa McAuliffe
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.
- 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 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.
- Christa McAuliffe
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.
- Christa McAuliffe
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
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