Idaho Public Television has been following astronaut Barbara Morgan's amazing odyssey for more than 20 years. Here is the story of the former Idaho teacher who finally achieved her dream of flying in space in August 2007.

Roll your mouse over the timeline numbers to reveal highlights of Morgan's story; click on the text to go to a page about that period.


Space shuttle Endeavour lifts off What's next?
Morgan and crew fly the shuttle
Endeavour into space
Space shuttle Columbia explodes
upon re-entry
Morgan assigned to crew of STS-118
NASA announces both John Glenn and
Barbara Morgan will fly in space
Morgan teaches in McCall; Makes presentations for NASA; Has 2 sons, Adam and Ryan
Space shuttle Challenger explodes
after liftoff
Barbara Morgan applies to program;
NASA announces first Teacher-in-Space
President Reagan announces
Teacher-in-Space program
First space shuttle launched
Barbara Radding born