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Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars

Title: Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars

Creator: Traipsing Thur Films (Firm)

Accession / Call Number: 2017.107

Object ID: 2017.107

Date: 2006

Type of Material: moving images

Physical Description: 1 DVD; 75 minutes

Language: English

Scope and Content: "The most complete documentary ever produced on the life of our nation's first Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe. It is the story of a courageous woman and passionate teacher and her lifelong commitment to education, a commitment so great that she gave her life when Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986. For those who only know her as a name in a history book, it is easy to see how she came to be so beloved, how deeply her loss was felt across the nation, and how this deeply personal loss drastically changed the dynamics of her family. But out of the tears and mourning came a sense of purpose. Christa was and remains, one of NASA's most visible and beloved astronauts." The documentary was written, produced, and directed by Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges. Carly Simon composed the songs for the documentary and Susan Sarandon narrated the film.

Subjects: Astronauts, Documentary films, Women astronauts--United States

People: Godges, Mary Jo, McAuliffe, Christa, 1948-1986, Sarandon, Susan, 1946, Simon, Carly, 1945, Sotile, Renee

Organizations: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Terms of Use: For permission to reproduce or publish material from this collection, please contact the New Hampshire Historical Society. Researchers are responsible for following all copyright and intellectual property laws.

Credit Line: Gift of Joan E. Desmarais.

Restrictions: Available for research.

Level Description: Item

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