Ronald McNair
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Ronald Erwin McNair (1950 - 1986)

Ronald Erwin "Ron" McNair
Born in Lake City, Florence, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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Died at age 35 in Cape Canaveral, Brevard, Florida, United Statesmap
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Ronald Erwin McNair (October 21, 1950 – January 28, 1986) was an American physicist and NASA astronaut.

1950 Born in Lake City, Florence County, South Carolina, USA.
1971 Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, North Carolina A&T State University.
1976 Ph.D. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1978 Selected by NASA in Astronauts Group 8. [1]
1984 Flew on Challenger STS-41-B as MS3 with Vance Brand, Robert L. Gibson, Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart. Awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal. [2]
Space Flight
1986 Flew on Challenger STS-51-L as MS3 with Dick Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Christa McAuliffe and Gregory Jarvis. Awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. [2] Died in the crash resulting from the explosion of the Challenger.
2004 Awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. [3]
Space Medal
of Honor


  1. Wikipedia List of Astronauts, by Year
  2. 2.0 2.1 Agency Awards Historical Recipient List
  3. Congressional Space Medal of Honor Recipients

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