Crews selected for future NASA missions

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- NASA Wednesday announced crew assignments for two 2007 space shuttle missions to the International Space Station. Astronaut John Olivas joins the crew of shuttle mission STS-117, while Astronaut Tracy Caldwell joins the crew of STS-118 -- both making thei


While the world mourns the loss of seven NASA astronauts, a female space jockey from Idaho is shaking her head about her two "near misses."
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Analysis: Shuttle loss affects station

Saturday's loss of space shuttle Columbia will impact NASA's plans for continuing construction of the orbiting International Space Station, even though Columbia's visits to the station were limited.
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NASA recruiting teachers to send to space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- NASA is looking for a few good teachers to send to space, agency officials announced Tuesday. Seeking to add more elementary school teachers to its elite astronaut corps, the agency unveiled a national recruitment program to encourage students, teachers a

NASA looking for a few good teachers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 21 (UPI) --

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Space teacher to fly in November

BALTIMORE, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Nearly 17 years after watching her friend and fellow teacher die aboard the space shuttle Challenger, Barbara Morgan, who trained as backup to Teacher in Space Christa McAulifee, got the call she had been waiting for.

Teacher to fly in space next year

BALTIMORE, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- NASA officials said Wednesday space teacher Barbara Morgan has been assigned to a shuttle mission slated for launch next November.

Teacher to get her ride in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan finally will get her day in space, more than 16 years after she began her quest, NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe plans to announce on Thursday.

Teacher to get her ride in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- After 16 years, teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan will be named to a space shuttle crew on Thursday.

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Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

TEACHER IN SPACE NASA will launch Teacher-In-Space astronaut Barbara Morgan to the International Space Station possibly as early as 2004.
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Living-Today: Issues of modern living

HOUSE CLEANING The U.S. EPA told New York state lawmakers last Friday that it's considering paying for cleaning contaminated dust from apartments near where the World Trade Center once stood.
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NASA to send teacher to space station

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- NASA will launch Teacher-In-Space astronaut Barbara Morgan to the International Space Station possibly as early as 2004, the space agency will announce Friday.
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NASA to restore Teacher in Space Project

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- NASA will announce Friday it will launch teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan to the International Space Station possibly as early as 2004. Morgan, 50, was co-final
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Barbara Morgan
Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan makes her way to Launch Complex 39A to board NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour for mission STS-118 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on August 8, 2007. The Endeavour's seven person crew, including teacher/astronaut Barbara Morgan, is on an 11 day service mission to the International Space Station This is the first mission for the Shuttle since 2002. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Barbara Radding "Barb" Morgan (born November 28, 1951) is an American teacher and a former NASA astronaut. She also participated in the Teacher in Space program as the backup to Christa McAuliffe for the ill-fated STS-51L mission of Space Shuttle Challenger. She then trained as a Mission Specialist, and flew on STS-118 in August 2007. Leading up to STS-118, Morgan joined Sally Ride and Shannon Lucid as female astronauts widely covered by the media.

Morgan was born to Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Radding in 1951 and raised in Fresno, California, where she attended Hoover High School. She earned a B. A., with distinction, in Human Biology from Stanford University in 1973, and obtained her teaching credential from Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont CA in 1974.

Morgan began her teaching career in 1974 on the Flathead Indian Reservation at Arlee Elementary School in Arlee, Montana, where she taught remedial reading and math. From 1975 to 1978, she taught remedial reading/math and second grade at McCall-Donnelly Elementary School in McCall, Idaho. From 1978 to 1979, Morgan taught English and science to third graders at Colegio Americano de Quito in Quito, Ecuador for a year. From 1979 to 1998, Morgan taught second, third, and fourth grades at McCall-Donnelly Elementary School.

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