Space Shuttle Endeavour Astronauts Honored at Walt Disney World; Astronaut Barbara Morgan’s Dream of Space Flight Commemorated at Epcot

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DREAM-COME-TRUE:  Teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan poses Sept. 10, 2007 following the unveiling of the newest quotation plaque at the Mission: SPACE attraction at Epcot.  Her dream of space flight came true with space shuttle mission STS-118 which returned to Earth Aug. 21, 2007.

(SEPT, 10, 2007): Teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan (left) poses Sept. 10, 2007 following the unveiling of the newest quotation plaque at the Mission: SPACE attraction at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Morgan was joined at Walt Disney World by the entire crew of NASA space shuttle mission STS-118 in their first official appearance following their Aug. 21 return to Earth on Endeavour. The plaque, which features an inspirational quotation from Morgan — “Reach for your dreams…the sky is no limit” — is now on permanent display for Mission: SPACE guests to see in the attraction’s courtyard. Morgan was teacher in space Christa McAuliffe’s back-up for the Challenger mission in 1986. McAuliffe also is honored at the attraction with a quotation plaque. McAuliffe’s and Morgan’s quotes are displayed side-by-side at Mission: SPACE as a reminder of their friendship and dedication to teaching and inspiring students. (David Roark, photographer)

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