A Barbara Morgan Timeline (Text version)

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.

2008
What's next?

2007
STS-118 given a target launch date of August 9, 2007
Liftoff of the shuttle Endeavour and the crew of STS-118
The shuttle Endeavour and its crew land safely
Barbara Morgan visits Idaho

2003
Space shuttle Columbia explodes upon re-entry

2002
Morgan assigned to crew of STS-118

1998
NASA announces both John Glenn and Barbara Morgan will fly in space

1986-1998
Morgan teaches in McCall; Makes presentations for NASA; Has two sons, Adam and Ryan

1986
Space shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff

1985
Barbara Morgan applies to the Teacher-in-Space program
10 Teacher-in-Space finalists are announced
NASA chooses first Teacher-in-Space

1984
President Reagan announces Teacher-in-Space program

1981
First space shuttle launched

1951
Barbara Radding born