Nearly four months after landing, Barbara Morgan is able to visit Idaho. She meets with the students who had spoken with her from the Discovery Center when she was in space, speaks to several packed houses at the Morrison Center in Boise, and then travels to McCall, where she had taught.Watch "Barbara Morgan visits the Idaho Discovery Center" (December 10, 2007)
There, she is given a hometown welcome and the key to the city. For the rest of the week, she keeps a dizzying pace, speaking to students at all grade levels, as well as adults at private events.
The highlight of her visit is the dedication of a new elementary school to be named in her honor. At the dedication, Morgan said "May this school always be a home or a home away from home for every single one of our children in our community, and may it be a place where every one of us gets to explore and discover and create and learn and share. And may it always be a place of great love."