Meet the other Barbara Morgan: A really nice astronaut!
This week, Anthony Weiner's communications director Barbara Morgan, said some really nasty stuff about a former campaign intern, Olivia Nuzzi, who had written some really unflattering things about the mayoral candidate and his staff.
Yikes all around. Yikes to everyone.
But it's Wednesday, and maybe you've already had a long week. Maybe you just need a little palate cleanser from all the negativity, all the pictures of penises that people put on the Internet and all the talk of "f-cking c-nt" interns.
So let's reflect, for a moment, on another Barbara Morgan. A pioneering female astronaut who has probably never called someone a "slutbag" while on the record!
According to her NASA biography, Morgan began her teaching career in 1974 on the Flathead Indian Reservation at Arlee Elementary School in Arlee, Mont., where she taught reading and math. In 1985, Morgan was selected as the backup candidate for the NASA Teacher in Space Program, training for six months with Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger crew at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Following the tragic Challenger accident, Morgan traveled the country, speaking to schools and educational organizations about the space program as NASA's designated Teacher in Space.