Recalling The Life Of Space Shuttle Challenger Astronaut Ronald E. McNair
I wanted my readers to be reminded–though it is a few days past the anniversary–of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.
On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. That day was one we all recall where we were, and what we did. At the radio station where I was working, WDOR, it was a non-stop days of news and information that included what I think was the best speech ever given by President Ronald Reagan. There was not a dry eye at the station that evening as he delivered his text.
On board the shuttle was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina. I want my readers to watch this and take it to heart. I also want to thank Solly for alerting me to this video.