McAuliffe and Morgan

Two teachers, Christa McAuliffe and Barbara Morgan, were selected for the program. McAuliffe was selected as the primary candidate and Morgan was selected as the backup candidate. They completed the Teacher in Space training together.

Crista McAulliffe NASA Portrait

Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe, a high school economics, law, American history teacher from Maryland.

Barbara Morgan Nasa Portrait

Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan, a second-grade elementary teacher from McCall, Idaho.

McAuliffe and Morgan