I was in high school when the Challenger disaster occurred and all of us space geeks knew how much more awful it was that the first non-astronaut in space was on the flight at the time. We knew that NASA would not allow another 'guest' for almost ever. Ever is almost up and now they're touting this teacher as the first? The article does talk about Christine McAuliffe.
Oh I see--they've changed the title.
"The 'Educator Astronaut' and the 'Teacher in Space' are both teachers," Morgan
said in a NASA interview.
I think it's a shabby way to treat their first teacher and they should still recognize her even if the mission came to such a tragic end.