Christa McAuliffe …. would have been 66 years old today!!


~~September 2, 2014~~ 

CHRISTA McAULIFFE …. would have celebrated her 66th birthday today.

I remember her joy, I remember her smile, I remember her enthusiasm. I remember where I was, watching the launching of the Challenger that fatal day! 

On January 28, 1986, the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after launch. After her death, schools and scholarships were named in her honor, and also in 2004 she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.


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Today in Mighty Girl history, we remember teacher and Space Shuttle Challenger crew member Christa McAuliffe, who would have celebrated her 66th birthday today. McAuliffe was selected by NASA from more than 11,000 applicants to be part of the Teachers in Space program. Tragically, she and the Challenger’s six other crew members were killed when it exploded during takeoff on January 28, 1986.


As a child, McAuliffe was inspired by space exploration; the day after astronaut John Glenn orbited the Earth, she told a friend at her high school, “Do you realize that someday people will be going to the Moon? Maybe even taking a bus, and I want to do that!” Ultimately, McAuliffe choose to pursue her passion for teaching and accepted a position at Concord High School in New Hampshire in 1982. According to the NY Times, as a history teacher, she “emphasized the impact of ordinary people on history, saying they were as important to the historical record as kings, politicians or generals.”

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan announced the Teacher In Space project. NASA began seeking out a gifted teacher who could broadcast lessons from space with the goal of fostering public interest in space exploration. McAuliffe applied immediately, writing in her application, “I watched the Space Age being born, and I would like to participate.” Her selection was announced on July 19, 1985, and she began training for time in space and making media appearances, where her enthusiasm and excitement captivated the nation.

Just 73 seconds into McAuliffe’s long-awaited flight, at an altitude of 48,000 feet, the shuttle Challenger exploded; an event witnessed on TV by millions. Though, at the age of 37, her life was cut tragically short, McAuliffe’s legacy lives on today: there are schools, scholarships, grants, and even a moon crater named after her. But we at A Mighty Girl think she’d be happiest to know that students everywhere still dream of touching space; as she said during a media appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.”


For an excellent documentary about Christa McAuliffe, narrated by Susan Sarandon, check out “Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars” for ages 8 and up at — to stream it instantly on Amazon, visit


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~~Quest For Stars – Challenger Documentary Trailer – Christa McAuliffe ~~

~~Published on May 30, 2012~~

Music: Reuben Halsey – Where the heart is.
This is a Trailer produced by Bobby Russell of QuestForStars for the second video in series of seven which will highlight the life and accomplishments of the Crew of STS-51L Challenger.


Tribute to a Mother, Teacher, Astronaut, and Medal of Honor Winner
“America’s Teacher:” Christa McAuliffe


We ALL are ONE!! 


Kellee Maize …. “In Tune”!!

~~July 20, 2014~~

I think I like this young woman!

Kellee Maize (born January 18, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Her first album, Age of Feminine, was released in 2007. Since then, she has released four more albums: Aligned Archetype (2010), Integration (2011), Owl Time (2012) and The 5th Element (2014). Maize has been involved in the music business just over a decade and has recorded and released four full albums leading to a handful of singles.

As of 2011, her YouTube videos had combined for over 4 million views, and she had over 180,000 Twitter and Facebook fans. Her albums had been downloaded over 400,000 times, and she has been mentioned in various media outlets over 200 times. According to a news report in 2011, a Google search for “female rapper” displayed her website as the number 1 search result.

Kellee Maize
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Background information
Birth name Kellee Maize
Origin PittsburghPennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Hip hopdubstepBaltimore clubreggaeton
Occupations Rappersongwriter,entrepreneur
Years active 2000–present
Labels Independent Artist

~~Early life~~

Maize was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and adopted by a family that lived in New Berlin, a small town in Central Pennsylvania. At the age of nine she started her first rap group, Thunder and Lightning. In her teens she moved to Pittsburgh and in the year 2000 she began rapping and singing on stage. She graduated from college at the University of Pittsburgh, but financial instability led her to the workforce.

Maize worked at the Pittsburgh City Paper company and began promoting various events around the city. During her time there, she helped launch multiple programs supporting and promoting local musicians and spoken word artists, as well as a local fashion show. She was soon promoted to the position of Events and Promotions Director. After experiencing her mother going through a near death bout with cancer and the sudden passing of her father, Maize again turned to music as a way to cope.


~~Early career~~

Maize released her first album, Age of Feminine, independently in June 2007. The album features traditional Hip Hop beats. The eleven-song album received positive reviews with over two million listens and over one hundred thousand downloads. Her second album, Aligned Archetype, was released nationally in January 2010. The album features the sounds of Dubstep, Hip Hop, and Baltimore Club.


The album received critical success online and became the featured album for Frostwire, where she became the Most Downloaded Artist on Frostwire Ever, with over 135,000 full album downloads in 1 month. The album features one of her most popular songs and music videos to date, “Third Eye.”



~~In Tune~~

~Kellee Maize~




We ALL are ONE!!