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On the morning of January 28, 1986, a cold weather front was stuck over Georgia and the decision to launch STS 51-L was on the minds of NASA officials. The uncharacteristically cold morning at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida found temperatures around 31 degrees Fahrenheit (-0.5 degrees Celsius). From the book “Challenger: A Major Malfunction” by Macolm McConnell: “Challenger stood naked in its cone of spotlights, three miles across the black dunes.”

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Barbara Radding Morgan is scheduled to fly on STS-118 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station. A member of NASA’s Teacher-in-Space program in 1985, Morgan has remained active in the U.S. space program. In January 1998, she was selected as the first NASA Educator Astronaut.

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