Endeavour in Orbit
Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off this evening at 6:36 PM EDT on its mission to continue assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). The flight is also carrying Barbara Morgan, who is carrying on the mission of Challenger Teacher-in-Space Christa McAuliffe by serving as a professional astronaut on this mission.
The Space Frontier Foundation wished Barbara Morgan Godspeed on her mission while announcing a program to get many more teachers into space via the emerging commercial human suborbital spaceflight industry. More details and rules for the program will be announced this fall when applications will start being accepted.