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Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars

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On January 28, 1986, the 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.

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 NASA footage and candid interviews with NASA colleagues reveal McAuliffe's unique spirit and personality. Most remember the event as a great loss, but in fact McAuliffe's life and death have inspired millions around the world. Despite her death, she remains one of America's most vivid and remembered astronauts.

Narrated by Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon with original songs by Carly Simon.

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Product Details

Recommended Age 9 and up
Director Renee Sotile, Mary Jo Godges
Running Time 75 minutes
Studio Passion River
Release Date May 19, 2009
Language English