In 2007, Barbara Morgan became the first Educator Astronaut to visit the space station. As a mission specialist on the STS-118 crew, she helped continue the assembly of the International Space Station. Before becoming an astronaut, Morgan was a classroom teacher for 26 years. Morgan will present highlights of her STS-118 space shuttle mission during presentations at three national education conferences.
At the International Technology Education Association National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, Morgan will present during the Program Excellence General Session. The session will take place on Feb. 21, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.
At the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Boston, Mass., Morgan will give two presentations. The first, titled “Exploring Space Through a Teacher’s Eyes,” will take place on March 27, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. The second presentation, titled “The Sky is No Limit: A Spaceflight Conversation with Teacher and Astronaut Barbara Morgan” will take place during the Aerospace Educators Luncheon on March 29, 2008, at 12:00 p.m.
At the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah, Morgan will present at a session titled “Spaceflight Through a Teacher’s Eyes.” This session will take place on April 10, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.