Teacher in space

Endeavour, carrying parts for the international space station as well as teacher Barbara Morgan, lifts off.

It’s been 21 years since the Challenger disaster but it was great to see another teacher return to space in the NASA space shuttle mission launched this week. The recognition that, along with scientists, engineers and mathematicians, that a teacher might be ‘worthy’ is good to see, and a good message from the program.

NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour has put the first teacher into space 21 years after the Challenger explosion tragically ended the dream of another pioneering teacher.

Teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan, 55, yesterday became the star of the second shuttle mission to the international space station this year when Endeavour began its first mission since 2002.

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