The story of Christa McAuliffe is more than a tale of a schoolgirl who dreamed of riding in space someday. It’s a story about setting goals, working hard to reach them and trusting in God and the talents he’s giving you. Christa’s dream tragically ended on January 28, 1986 with the needless explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The world mourned her death. There’s little doubt that people will continue to look back on that historic day with sadness and sometimes anger.
And yet as we remember the death of the first civilian and the first Teacher in Space, Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, let’s also remember her life. She lived with a full zest of life sharing her enthusiasm, talents and knowledge unselfishly with anyone wanting to learn. She was a ‘Teacher’s Teacher’ and cared about people, ALL sorts of people.
Told by her distant relative, award winning Author Tom McAuliffe, ‘Throttle Up - Teacher Astronaut Christa McAuliffe’ is a wonderful read for anyone interested in education, space exploration and inspirational life stories.
Book 3 of the 5 book “McAuliffe Series”