Read highlights of Education Week’s coverage of the federal Teacher-in-Space program since its inception in 1984.
Federal Teacher-Turned-Astronaut to Deliver Educational Payload
Barbara R. Morgan and the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour will conduct a variety of educational activities on an 11 day mission.
Science NASA’s New Educator Astronauts Face Long Wait for Their Shuttle Missions
When the U.S. space agency pinned badges on the 11 newest members of its astronaut corps this winter, it also increased by three its cadre of educator astronauts.
Education Teacher-Astronaut Outlines Her Role for Shuttle Operations
Once Barbara R. Morgan enters orbit, she'll be monitoring pictures of Earth, preparing astronauts to walk in space, and eventually assisting the space shuttle's flight team as it lands the craft.
Education Fate of Teacher-in-Space Program Remains A Question Mark
Seven years after the Challenger disaster, NASA continues to face the difficult political question of whether it will—or even should—honor its commitment to again fly a professional educator aboard the orbiter.