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Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars

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Christa McAuliffe

Narrated by Academy Award Winner
Susan Sarandon

"You're Where I Go, Christa's Song" composed by
Academy/Grammy Award Winner

Carly Simon

Broadcast
CNN Presents!

AWARD-WINNING
DOCUMENTARY


Teacher, Adventurer, American Hero  - 75 minutes


TRAILER

In 1986, space shuttle Challenger exploded, traumatizing the nation and taking the lives of the seven-member NASA crew. Among them was Christa McAuliffe, the first Teacher in Space. Reach for the Stars is her story. Christa McAuliffe was a courageous woman and passionate teacher whose lifelong commitment to education was so great that she gave her life for it. In this film, for the first time McAuliffe's family speaks out about the impact of her death, revealing the deep private loss behind the public tragedy and how it drastically altered their lives. Previously unseen footage and candid NASA interviews surround the events that tore a family apart and brought a nation to tears.

Christa McAuliffe : “Like a woman on the Conestoga wagon pioneering the west, I too
would be able to bring back my thoughts and my journal to make that a part of history."

Christa Floating
Christa Zero G Plane
REVIEWS

"It is a portrait of a dynamic woman whose enthusiasm for learning and life-was infectious..."  The Associated Press

“A compelling and honest account of Challenger 51L’s “Teacher in Space” mission … an inspiring tribute to a true American Hero.”  Buzz Aldrin

“A riveting and unusually moving story, told from the inside. It is made uniquely affecting by the use of Carly Simon's music, a favorite of McAuliffe's." Ken Burns

"An outstanding tribute to an extraordinary woman, this is highly recommended. Editor’s Choice." Video Librarian

"...Moving documentary and tribute...touching profile...serves to motivate and inspire." BooklistChrista and Crew

"...celebrates the extraordinary life of the first teacher in space andher legacy...recommended for all collections."
Library Journal

"...poignant and inspiring documentary..."
School Library Journal

"An insightful, inspiring true-life saga, constructed with heart and skill." --
Democrat and Chronicle

"This loving portrait of Christa McAuliffe is motivational, moving, and inspiring.
This film should be in all libraries, schools, and shown on TV."
  --  The Independent Magazine

"A Masterpiece!" Gilda DiPrima (Renee's Aunt)

 

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