Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

McNair

Ronald Erwin

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  21.10.1950
Birthplace:  Lake City / South Carolina
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  died 28.01.1986
Date of death:  28.01.1986
Place of death:  Cape Canaveral / Florida

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41B  MSP  03.02. - 11.02.1984 7d 23h 15m 
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Total  7d 23h 15m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in physics from North Carolina A&T State University, 1971; Ph.D. in physics at MIT, 1976; recipient of three honorary doctorates; hobbies: Playing saxophon, running, boxing, football, cooking, carate, playing cards; he died in the Challenger disaster (STS-51L) on 28.01.1986.

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