Morgan, Barbara

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Morgan, Barbara Gender: F
born on 28 November 1951 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Fresno CA, USA, 36n44, 119w47
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°50' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°30 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 17°27'

Barbara Morgan


American teacher and U.S. astronaut who was eighth in the selection process, after Christa McAuliffe, to be a crew member of the fated Challenger Shuttle. She began her career in 1975, teaching in McCall-Donnely Elementary school.

The daughter of a doctor, she has been a space enthusiast since childhood. She married adventurer and novelist Clay Morgan.

Twelve years after watching in horror as the shuttle Columbia exploded, her chance finally came. She was getting ready to teach her third-graders in McCall, Idaho, when NASA called in early 1998. She went into active training to become a full astronaut.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : New Career 1975 (Elementary school teacher)
  • Work : New Career 1998 (Started astronaut training)

Source Notes

Carol Shaw quotes her, "She thinks it is 1:00 PM but can not find her B.C." given in MH Ext 10/1985


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Elementary school)
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (In training 1998)