1985 in Clear Lake,Texas, a girl named Annie had a dream. To become a poet. She's never told anyone about it because she feels they won't support her.
Then one day, her friend Lea told her about Christa McAuliffe. Annie started getting interested in Christa. Christa was appearing everywhere.
Lea invited Annie to come over because Christa was coming over for dinner. When Annie was going to leave, she bumped into Christa. Christa asked her Annie to come play volley ball at Space Center Johnson.
After meeting Christa, she had to see the launch. That's all she needed to see.
Annie made it to Florida with her father and Mark. A colleague of her father.
She watched as Challenger flew up on it's 25th adventure.
To find out what happened after that, read Taking Off.