Teacher in Space : Christa Mcauliffe and the Challenger Legacy

By (author) Burgess, Colin

Christa McAuliffe's name is deeply entrenched in American history as the teacher who died when the Challenger exploded in January 1986. Innovative and devoted to her profession, Christa brought to her own life and to her students the joy and excitement of learning, exploration, and accomplishment. Her integrity and love of life endeared her to people both before and during her NASA training. Honest, direct, and outspoken, she 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. It is important to know that Christa's dreams did not die with her. Following the disaster many foundations, institutions, and learning centres were set up to honour the Challenger crew. Craters on the moon and even asteroids have been named in their memory. "Teacher in Space" explores and celebrates Christa's life and legacy and suggests that her goals of involving and educating children are being fulfilled even today.Colin Burgess is a customer service manager with Qantas Airlines and the author of a number of books on space flight, including "Oceans to Orbit: The Story of Australia's First Man in Space", Dr. Paul Scully-Power. He lives in New South Wales, Australia. Grace George Corrigan makes her home in Framingham, Massachusetts. She continues to speak publicly to perpetuate Christa McAuliffe's commitment to American education.

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書名 Teacher in Space : Christa Mcauliffe and the Challenger Legacy
著作者等 Burgess, Colin
書名別名 Christa Mcauliffe and the Challenger Legacy
出版元 University of Nebraska Press
刊行年月 2000.02.10
ページ数 144p
大きさ H254 x W179
ISBN 9780803261822
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国