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Christa Corrigan McAuliffe
(2 Sep 1948 - 28 Jan 1986)

American teacher.


Science Quotes by Christa Corrigan McAuliffe (4 quotes)

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. I watched the space program being born and would like to participate.
— Christa Corrigan McAuliffe
From her application essay to the Teacher in Space Program. As quoted in Danielle Kovacs, 'Christa McAuliffe: Biography', record for Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Henry Whittemore Library on Framingham State College website.
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I have a vision of the world as a global village, a world without boundaries. Imagine a history teacher making history!
— Christa Corrigan McAuliffe
From an interview during her training. As quoted in Danielle Kovacs, 'Christa McAuliffe: Biography', record for Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Henry Whittemore Library on Framingham State College website.
Science quotes on:  |  Boundary (55)  |  History (716)  |  Imagine (176)  |  Teacher (154)  |  Vision (127)  |  World (1850)

One of the things I hope to bring back into the classroom is to make that connection with the students that they too are part of history, the space program belongs to them and to try to bring them up with the space age.
— Christa Corrigan McAuliffe
As quoted in BBC website article.
Science quotes on:  |  Belong (168)  |  Connection (171)  |  History (716)  |  Program (57)  |  Space Age (4)  |  Student (317)

You have to dream. We all have to dream. Dreaming is okay. Imagine me teaching from space, all over the world, touching so many people’s lives. That’s a teacher’s dream!
— Christa Corrigan McAuliffe
From an interview during her training. As quoted in Danielle Kovacs, 'Christa McAuliffe: Biography', record for Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Henry Whittemore Library on Framingham State College website.
Science quotes on:  |  Dream (222)  |  Space (523)  |  Teach (299)  |  Teacher (154)  |  Touch (146)  |  World (1850)


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