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The STS-118 mission patch
Currently scheduled for August 7, 2007, the STS-118 crew will launch into space to continue the extraordinary task of assembling the International Space Station. In addition to delivering the Starboard 5 Truss Segment and the External Stowage Platform 3 to the ISS, it will be the first flight of an Educator Astronaut, mission specialist Barbara Morgan.

Image to right: The STS-118 mission patch.
Credit: NASA
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An Educator Astronaut is a fully qualified astronaut who brings expertise in K-12 education. With their education background, Educator Astronauts will help lead NASA in the development of new ways to connect space exploration with the classroom, and to inspire the next generation of explorers, while ensuring a successful mission.

Bookmark this site. It will be your resource center for education information related to this upcoming mission.

Mission Profile:
Launch: Currently scheduled for August 7, 2007
Orbiter: Endeavour
Commander: Scott Kelly   →
Pilot: Charlie Hobaugh   →
Mission Specialist 1: Tracy Caldwell   →
Mission Specialist 2: Rick Mastracchio   →
Mission Specialist 3: Dave Williams   →
Mission Specialist 4: Barbara Morgan   →
Mission Specialist 5: Alvin Drew   →