Teacher Liaisons Experience Shuttle Launch and Kennedy Space Center
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 7, 2007) -- At the special invitation of NASA, more than a dozen Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons, including Kathy Brandon, 2006 recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award, are in Florida for the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-118. In addition to viewing the launch, the teachers participated in a special tour of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
On August 8, the teachers viewed the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to the International Space Station. This marks the first flight of Endeavour since 2002 and the inaugural flight of Barbara Morgan, a teacher who was originally selected at Christa McAuliffe's back-up for NASA's teacher in space program over 20 years ago.