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2008-08-21 09:01:14

AMBER WITHAM, daughter of Mel and Barb Witham, graduated from Empire Beauty School in Hooksett. MARISSA SPLENDORE won a semifinalist spot in the Discovery Channel's Young Scientist Challenge. Splendore, 11, is a student of Kimball School.

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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.

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2008-04-30 21:00:00

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.

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2007-08-21 21:22:20

Adapting to weightlessness was hard. Readapting to gravity was even tougher for teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan.

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2007-08-10 20:00:00

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander today accomplished the first and largest of six course corrections planned during the spacecraft's flight from Earth to Mars.

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2007-08-08 17:50:00

Space shuttle Endeavour blasted off 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.

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2007-08-03 10:35:00

When former schoolteacher Barbara Morgan leaves Earth on a space shuttle next week, she hopes her students back in Idaho learn a lesson from her 22-year wait to get into orbit: perseverance and patience.

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2006-01-24 19:20:00

The Challenger explosion left an indelible impression on Renee Sotile, who, like so many starry-eyed students in 1986, had been captivated by a teacher who was part of the ill-fated crew heading to space.


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2012-03-10 09:17:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST and blew up 1 minute and 13 seconds later as a result of launch malfunctions. The shuttle was lost with all seven crew members. The Challenger disaster shook the confidence of the entire nation. As a personal note, this writer was in Mrs. Cook’s sixth grade class in Abilene, Texas. I was already an avid fan of the space program at that time. Most of us were. The class was watching this particular launch...

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