Crew Holds Class in Space, Prepares for Possible Repair Work. ‘The STS-118 and Expedition 15 crews are preparing for a possible spacewalk to repair damage on Space Shuttle Endeavour’s thermal protection system. During the first half of the day, the crew held class in space for students on Earth.
Mission Specialists Barbara Morgan and Alvin Drew participated in an education event this morning with students at the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in Alexandria, Va. Morgan, an educator who became an astronaut, was first selected by NASA in 1985 as the backup to Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe.
Following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986, Morgan continued to work with NASA on educational activities and returned to teaching elementary school in Idaho. She was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1998. Family members of the Challenger crew were in attendance.’