Teacher/Astronaut Barbara Morgan Leaving NASA

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - NASA today announced educator-astronaut Barbara
Morgan is leaving the space agency.
Morgan has accepted a position at Boise State University in
Idaho.
Morgan flew last August on shuttle Endeavour.
She was a backup to payload specialist Christa McAuliffe in the
1980s Teacher in Space Program. McAuliffe and the other six
crewmembers died in the 1986 Challenger accident.
Morgan was working as an elementary teacher in McCall, Idaho,
before being chosen as McAuliffe's backup.
Morgan returned to teaching after the Challenger disaster. She
was chosen to train as a NASA mission specialist in 1998.


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