I had the pleasure and the honor, while attending MIT in the late seventy’s, of meeting and working with Dr. Ronald McNair while he was completing his doctoral studies. Twenty-five years ago, MIT and the nation mourned his loss, as well as the six other astronauts lost when the space shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986.
Back in December of 1986, MIT dedicated Building 37, home to the Center for Space Research and part of the aeronautics and astronautics department, to Dr. McNair’s memory. Take a moment to watch this video of some of the speakers during this ceremony. I will always remember him and his contributions to mankind.