I have a vision of the world as a global village, a world without boundaries.
You have to dream. We all have to dream. Dreaming is OK. Imagine me teaching from space, all over the world, touching so many peoples lives. Thats a teachers dream! I have a vision of the world as a global village, a world without boundaries. Imagine a history teacher making history!
If I can get some student interested in science, if I can show members of the general public what's going on up there in the space program, then my job's been done.
Space is for everybody. It's not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That's our new frontier out there, and it's everybody's business to know about space.
What are we doing here? We're reaching for the stars!
May your future be limited only by your dreams!
Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.
I told them how excited I would be to go into space and how thrilled I was when Alan Shepard made his historic flight, and when John Kennedy announced on the news that the men had landed safely on the moon, and how jealous I was of those men.
Space is going to be commonplace.
I really don't want to say goodbye to any of you people.
The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans.
Imagine a history teacher making history.
Sometimes when things get kind of frantic, it helps to call my husband Steve, because I think he's got a real good sense of where everything's gonna be in a few years.
I will have a one-hour program called the Mission Watch, where I will describe details of the mission and give additional information about the lessons from space.
No teacher has ever been better prepared to teach a lesson.
If anything happened, I think my husband would have to deal with that as the time came.
My sympathies have always been for working-class people.
When I'm 60, maybe, I'll look at my pile of papers and wonder, What really happened that year?
Just as the pioneer travelers of the Conestoga wagon days kept personal journals, I, as a pioneer space traveler, would do the same.
I have the LIFE magazine of the men walking on the moon.
I will go around the space shuttle and give a guided tour of the major areas and describe what is done in each area. This will be called The Ultimate Field Trip.
NASA was going to pick a public school teacher to go into space, observe and make a journal about the space flight, and I am a teacher who always dreamed of going up into space.
My job in space will be to observe and write a journal. I am also going to be teaching a class for students on earth about life in space and on the space shuttle and conducting experiments.
If anything, the overriding emotion is gonna just be excitement.
Every shuttle mission's been successful.
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