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Astronaut and physicist Dr. Ronald McNair conducted research on satellite-to-satellite space communications and, as a 5th degree black belt, studied the scientific foundations of the martial arts. Dr. McNair died in the space shuttle Challenger accident. #BlackHistoryMonth 

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The @usmint  announced this week it will issue a Silver Dollar coin to commemorate Christa McAuliffe, a teacher and civilian astronaut of #Lebanese  heritage who died on the Challenger Space Shuttle

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Millie Hughes-Fulford had aspired to fly to outer space since childhood. She achieved her goal on the space shuttle Columbia in June 1991, eight years after Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, flew on the Challenger.

Millie Hughes-Fulford had aspired to fly to outer space since childhood. She achieved her goal on the space shuttle Columbia in June 1991, eight years after Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, flew on the Challenger.

Millie Hughes-Fulford had aspired to fly to outer space since childhood. She achieved her goal on the space shuttle Columbia in June 1991, eight years after Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, flew on the Challenger.

1/ 37 years ago on February 7, Astronaut Bruce McCandless II used his hands to control his movement above the Earth -- just a few meters away from the space shuttle Challenger -- during the first-ever spacewalk which didn't use restrictive tethers. 📸 @NASA 

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Space shuttle Challenger astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered spacewalk, and more events that happened on this day in history.

Space shuttle Challenger astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered spacewalk, and more events that happened on this day in history.

Space shuttle Challenger astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered spacewalk, and more events that happened on this day in history.

Space shuttle Challenger astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered spacewalk, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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ON THIS DAY: 35 years ago, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members.

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35 years ago today, the Space Shuttle Challenger was lost 73 seconds into its 10th flight, killing all the astronauts on board.

35 years ago today, the space shuttle Challenger and all seven crew members aboard were lost. On this Day of Remembrance, we honor the Challenger crew and all who gave their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery: #NASARemembers 

33 years ago today, the Space Shuttle Challenger was lost 73 seconds into its 10th flight, killing all the astronauts on board.

In 1959, police were called to a segregated library in South Carolina when 9-year-old Ronald McNair refused to leave. McNair went on to get his Ph.D. in physics and died as an astronaut on the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. The library that refused him is now named after him.

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#OTD in 1983, Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she launched from Pad 39A aboard Space Shuttle Challenger. ? Learn more about her path to becoming a Mission Specialist for @NASA :

Today, as we remember all who we lost, we mark a somber 30-year anniversary – the loss of space shuttle #Challenger .

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