Quantcast
Last updated on April 20, 2014 at 21:20 EDT

Latest Barbara Morgan Stories

2012-07-23 14:20:07

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a space agency filled with trailblazers, Sally K. Ride was a pioneer of a different sort. The soft-spoken California physicist broke the gender barrier 29 years ago when she rode to orbit aboard space shuttle Challenger to become America's first woman in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Sally Ride broke barriers with grace and professionalism -- and literally changed the face of America's space...

2010-03-22 15:12:00

HOUSTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to implement the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars Program, replicated after Texas High School Aerospace Scholars. This will be its pilot year. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "The Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars Program is a significant educational opportunity for Idaho students," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Luna. "I...

d410d78cbc698ba33fd9be2d654589331
2009-03-09 06:50:00

Science teachers Joseph Acaba and Richard Arnold II have spent the past five years training to perform a job no educator has done before: conducting multiple spacewalks. The duo will be part of the upcoming space shuttle Discovery mission, scheduled for liftoff next Wednesday.  The two-week mission to the International Space Station will mark the first time two one-time teachers have launched into space together.  Both will attempt multiple spacewalks, the most dangerous job in...

b4c113b7e91023340befe39f3b8e93a91
2008-06-27 15:00:00

Veteran space shuttle astronaut Barbara R. Morgan will leave NASA in August to become an educator at Idaho's Boise State University. NASAs first educator astronaut, Morgan logged more than 305 hours in space aboard shuttle Endeavours STS-118 assembly mission to the International Space Station in August 2007. She operated the shuttle and station robotic arms to install hardware, inspect the orbiter and support spacewalks. Morgan also served as loadmaster for the transfer of supplies between...

83fc5c983b9ac02b782eefa7aff261e51
2008-04-30 21:00:00

CHICAGO -- One night 24 years ago, Barbara Morgan watched the news and saw an opportunity she said she could not resist, setting in motion two decades of effort, a lot of heartache and a display of "tenacity and perseverance" that the Adler Planetarium will honor Thursday with its 2008 Women in Space Science Award. She was a second-grade teacher in McCall, Idaho, when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that it was recruiting educators for its Teacher in Space...

aa0658600ca6c08a969a5bc86ba60f071
2007-09-13 17:30:12

Deputy Administrator Shana Dale unveiled the agency's anniversary logo Thursday in a ceremony at WIRED Magazine's annual NextFest in Los Angeles. NASA's "birthday" is October 1, 1958. Recent shuttle astronauts and future NASA technology are also in the spotlight at NextFest, which features the latest innovations in products and technologies in many areas where NASA plays a leading role. Dale and astronaut Scott Kelly introduced the space shuttle's STS-118 crew, including mission specialist...

824d4178c7b7972ea853f62e4e5cfa841
2007-08-21 21:22:20

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Adapting to weightlessness was hard. Readapting to gravity was even tougher for teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan. Morgan passed up the opportunity to check out space shuttle Endeavour with her six crewmates after Tuesday's landing. She was too weak and wobbly and hinted that she was nauseous, as well. "Actually, I was doing some good science back there," she later said with a laugh, referring to how she remained in the crew-transport vehicle following touchdown. "The...

c11c1d9bc08ed608844a05de859a44431
2007-08-17 10:34:43

You'll never guess what was in Barbara Morgan's pocket when she blasted off from Kennedy Space Center last week onboard space shuttle Endeavour. The teacher-turned-astronaut carried millions of basil seeds into orbit and onto the International Space Station. Basil ... in space? Well, you never know when the ISS might run into some bland spaghetti sauce. Seriously, basil in space is cutting-edge research. Astronauts on future missions to the Moon and beyond are going to want to take plants...

fc5baffc4c9aecc8c39fb5440d8ab4f01
2007-08-10 20:00:00

NASA discovered a worrisome gouge on Endeavour's belly soon after the shuttle docked with the international space station Friday, possibly caused by ice that broke off the fuel tank a minute after liftoff. The gouge - about 3 inches square - was spotted in zoom-in photography taken by the space station crew shortly before Endeavour delivered teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan and her six crewmates to the orbiting outpost. "What does this mean? I don't know at this point," said John Shannon,...

3b4c6cf6410254117e53752fd30e80361
2007-08-08 17:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour blasted in orbit Wednesday carrying teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan, who after more than two decades is finally carrying out the dream of Christa McAuliffe and the rest of the fallen Challenger crew. Endeavour and its crew of seven rose from the seaside pad at 6:36 p.m., right on time, and pierced a solidly blue sky. They're expected to reach the international space station on Friday. Once Endeavour was safely past the 73-second mark of the...