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A Remembrance of Challenger Astronaut Ronald McNair on Anniversary of Shuttle Disaster [Video]

Twenty-seven years ago today space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, killing all seven crewmembers onboard. Among the victims of the 1986 disaster was astronaut Ronald McNair, who two years earlier had become the second African-American in space. McNair lived only 35 years, but he amassed quite a résumé [...]

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Remembering Challenger Astronaut Ronald McNair

On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. The image of the explosion shortly after liftoff is burned into the memory of many of us, so revisiting the “major malfunction” may not be necessary, but is here for those who’d like to witness it [...]

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