Dr. Ronald E. McNair, space shuttle astronaut, perished at age 35 aboard the Challenger. His memorial chronicles his life as a research scientist, pioneering astronaut, jazz musician, and karate expert.

Through the Life History Center, you’ll learn about his schooldays when he wanted to check out high level textbooks from the library, but wasn’t permitted (the old library now serves as his Life History Center.) You’ll follow his life path through his laser physics research and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology to the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in January of 1986.

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