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Ronald McNair

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Birthday
21, 1950
Birthplace
Lake City, SC
Death Date
Jan 28, 1986 (35)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1950
Birthplace
Lake City, SC
Death Date
Jan 28, 1986 (35)

About

The second African American in space, he died tragically in the Challenger explosion.

Before Fame

He earned a PhD in physics from MIT after graduating from North Carolina A&T State University.

Trivia

His first spaceflight was also on Space Shuttle Challenger, two years before he died during the launch of his second mission.

Family Life

He was married and had two children.

Associated With

Guion Bluford preceded him as the first African American in space.