Eyes on the Stars: Ron McNair (2013)

On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair PhD '76, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina.

Timeline: 2010s
School: School of Science
Department: Physics
Career: EngineeringScienceTechnologyTransportation
Object: Video
Collection: Activism, Michael Feld, NASA, Ronald E. McNair, STEM Education, Students, Critical Mass 1955-1968, Rising Voices 1995-Present