Today’s Birthday: RONALD MCNAIR (1950)

Ronald McNair (1950)

A nationally recognized US physicist, accomplished saxophonist, and black belt in karate, McNair was selected to join NASA’s astronaut training program in 1978. Six years later, aboard the space shuttleChallenger, he became the second African American in space. His next trip into orbit was to take place on the same shuttle on January 28, 1986, and McNair brought his sax along for the ride, intending to be the first to record an original piece of music in space. Why did this never happen? More… Discuss

 

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2 responses to “Today’s Birthday: RONALD MCNAIR (1950)

  1. Two years ago for African American history month I help my granddaughter make her project about him. We took 3rd place in the whole school.

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