Godspeed Barbara Morgan

Today I write as a teacher in wishing Barbara Morgan Godspeed and a safe journey. You bring new meaning to the phrase – A Higher Education and carry with you the hopes and dreams of your fellow teachers throughout the world. Your voyage is just the beginning. You are finally carrying out the dream of Christa McAuliffe and are opening the high frontier of space to teachers and students everywhere. Hundreds more will follow along the path you have blazed. Your epic journey will transform our classrooms into spaceships of the imagination that transcend space and time to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers to take us on new voyages of discovery. And, I wish to close this very short posting with an Irish Blessing:
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind always be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your field,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
The Teacher in Space Project (TISP) was a NASA program announced by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 to inspire students, honor teachers, and spur excitement in math, science, and space exploration. That same year, NASA selected Christa McAuliffe to be the first teacher in space with Barbara Morgan as her backup. McAuliffe died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (STS-51-L).

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2 Responses to “Godspeed Barbara Morgan”


  1. 1 Gregory Benford August 11, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Barbara was a fine student when I taught her physics many years ago. May she fare well!Gregory Benford

  2. 2 Chamberland August 13, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Alex – When I send mail to you it is bounced back. Any ideas? Thanks.Dennis Chamberland


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