Fly With An Astronaut Barbara MorganJun 17, 2017 09:15 AM - Jun 17, 2017 01:30 PM Kennedy Space Center
Tour Kennedy Space Center with an Astronaut Guide
Explore Kennedy Space Center as part of a small group with your astronaut guide. Discover the birthplace of America’s space program with an experienced space explorer by your side as you tour Space Shuttle Atlantis® and blast off on Shuttle Launch Experience®, along with touring the iconic sites of Kennedy Space Center by motor coach. Savor a catered lunch at the LC-39 Observation Gantry in the heart of historic Launch Complex 39, where the Apollo astronauts launched to the moon!
- $199 for adults; $174 for children ages 3-11, includes daily admission.
- Annual passholders pay only $149 for adults and $134 for children. Annual passholder Fly With An Astronaut tickets are only available by calling 855-456-6597.
- Tour is scheduled 9:15 am to 1:30 pm.
- Space is limited to 43 participants.
- This tour may not be suitable for young children due to the length of the tour and minors must be accompanied by a participating, paying adult over the age of 18.
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Must be a minimum of 44"/111.76 cm to ride the Shuttle Launch Experience. Astronaut(s), times, dates and tour/dining locations are subject to change. Fly With An Astronaut includes daily admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Astronaut Barbara Morgan had a unique path to NASA. She is, first and foremost, a grade school teacher. After completing degrees at Stanford University and the College of Notre Dame, she started teaching remedial reading and math on the Flathead Indian Reservation at Arlee Elementary School in Arlee, Montana, in 1974. The following year she moved to Idaho and taught remedial reading and math in second, third and fourth grade at McCall-Donnelly Elementary School. Morgan stayed here until 1998 but also had a year-long trip to Ecuador where she taught English and science to third graders from 1978 to 1979.
During her time at McCall-Donnelly Elementary School, she was selected as the backup candidate for the NASA Teacher in Space Program. The selected candidate was Christa McAuliffe, but in the wake of the Challenger accident, Morgan assumed the position. Her flight onboard Space Shuttle Endeavor launched in 2007 and involved repairs and updates to the International Space Station. Most notably, the crew installed a system that enabled docked shuttles to draw electrical power from the station.
Until 2008, her duties included public speaking, educational consulting, curriculum design, and serving on the National Science Foundation's Federal Task Force for Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. She continues to make public appearances and currently works as the Distinguished Educator in Residence at Boise State University in the colleges of Engineering and Education.
Fly With An Astronaut Barbara Morgan
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