Barbara Morgan is one of the small club whose members have been rocketed into space at unimaginable speeds. She was the backup candidate for NASA’s Teacher in Space Project, behind Christa McAuliffe, who died in the challenger disaster in 1986. Barbara Morgan remembers her own mission on shuttle Endeavor in 2007.
Kristin Marguerite Doidge is a freelance radio producer and writer working on her Master of Arts degree in Specialized Journalism at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School.
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Christa McAuliffe and Barbara Morgan
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