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Published on Aug 16, 2007
Presented by http://collectSPACE.com — The Source for Space History and Artifacts. Educator astronaut Barbara Morgan and STS-118 mission specialist Alvin Drew participated in an education event on August 16 with students at the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in Alexandria, Va. Morgan was first selected by NASA in 1985 as the backup to Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe. Following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986, Morgan continued to work with NASA on educational activities and returned to teaching elementary school in Idaho. She was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1998. Family members of the Challenger crew were present for the event, which included STS-51L commander Dick Scobee's widow, June Scobee Rodgers, as moderator. (NASA video)