StoryCorps: Eyes on the Stars—Ron McNair—“But First, He Was a Kid with Big Dreams…”


StoryCorps: Eyes on the Stars—Ron McNair—“But First, He Was a Kid with Big Dreams…”

On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.  On board 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. View the animation.

Funding Provided by:Corporation for Public BroadcastingNational Endowment for the ArtsIn partnership with POV.Directed by: The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction: Bill Wray

Producers: Lizzie Jacobs & Mike Rauch

Animation: Tim Rauch

Audio Produced by: Michael Garofalo

Music: Fredrik

Label: The Kora Records

Publisher: House of Hassle

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