In Memoriam: Ronald McNair, PhD’76 (Physics)

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Thursday, January 28th marks the 35th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. On January 28, 1986, seven astronauts were killed when the Challenger broke apart shortly after launch, among them was Ronald McNair (Ph.D. Physics, MIT 1976). NASA’s Kennedy Space Center honored fallen heroes of spaceflight today at their Annual Day of Remembrance Ceremony.  View the live-streamed ceremony on NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Facebook page.

Additional information:

NASA History — 35 Years Ago: Remembering Challenger and Her Crew

“Hanging it over the edge”: Remembering astronaut and physicist Ronald McNair

NASA Rocket Ranch Podcast — Episode 25: Lessons of Loss

Remembering Ronald McNair