Barbara Morgan first trained to go into space in the 1980s as part of the Teachers in Space Project.
By Justin Scuiletti
Thirty years ago, the nation witnessed one of NASA's most public failures when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean 73 seconds into launch. It left President Ronald Reagan with the sizable duty of consoling the nation…
By Joshua Barajas
For 29 years, fifth-grade teacher Michael Wilkinson has used space exploration to teach his students about math, science and the power of imagination. He shares his memories of the Challenger space shuttle disaster and why he never gave up on…
By Michael Wilkinson
Teacher Barbara Morgan joins the Endeavour crew for a planned Wednesday launch. She was selected as the backup candidate to Christa McAuliffe in the ill-fated 1986 Challenger mission. Idaho Public Television reports on her story.
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