This book captures the charming personality of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher who was to be the first civilian in space. Unfortunately, the Challenger never made it past two minutes of its flight. However, this book details Christa's excitement for the space program and her love of teaching. It tells of the lives she touched and the joy she experienced in being accepted as an astronaut. It also chronicles the Challenger disaster and the flights that finally resumed after the tragedy was put to rest.