Astronaut and teacher Barbara Morgan is the first recipient of Idaho's highest civilian honor.
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter announced Morgan's achievement after his annual State of the State address on Monday.
Morgan was an elementary teacher in McCall before joining NASA's Teacher in Space program. She later trained as a NASA mission specialist and flew on the Endeavor space shuttle in 2007.
The Idaho Medal of Achievement was created in 2015.