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Annotated Bibliography

Sources: Dr. Ronald McNair Research

Tess Graham
1 (secondary) .
The University of Texas at Arlington."Biography of Dr. Ronald E. McNair. Web. 20 Jan.
2016. This site provides autobiographical information including the quote used. "Whether
or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and
how badly you want them. . . ..You're eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky."
Ronald E. McNair
2 (primary) .
"Astronaut's Brother Recalls A Man Who Dreamed Big." NPR. NPR, 28 Jan. 2011. Web.
20 Jan. 2016. This article has images and picture of McNair as a child and quotes from
his brother.
3 (primary) .
"As the Final Space Shuttles Launched ... AIAA Members Were a Witness to History." As
the Final Space Shuttles Launched : The American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 30 Aug. 2011. Web. 20
Jan. 2016. retrieved from
This is a website memoir of Tom Stagliano's Space Shuttle Story Engineering Manager,
ITT AES, and an AIAA senior member The American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics (AIAA)
4. (Secondary) Ron's Big Mission Hardcover January 22, 2009 by Rose Blue
(Author), Corinne Naden (Author), Don Tate (Illustrator). This is the childrens book
about the life of Ron McNair.
5.(secondary) McNair, Carl S. and H. Michael Brewer. In the spirit of Ronald E. McNair,
astronaut: an American hero. Atlanta, GA: Publishing Associates, 2005. (240 pp.)
This large-print book, intended for readers in grades 6-8, documents the life of African
American physicist and astronaut Ronald McNair. The second African American in space,
McNair died in the Challenger disaster of 1986. The book was written by McNairs
brother, Carl McNair, and is a touching account of their lives together. As his brother,
Carl McNair can describe some of the most personal aspects of Rons life and details the
challenges Ron faced in pursuing his dream of becoming an astronaut. This biography
contains many photographs of Ron McNair and his family. In the spirit of Ronald E.
McNair, would be a useful resource for a middle school class.
6. (Secondary) Naden, Corrine. Ronald McNair: Astronaut. New York: Chelsea House
Publishers, 1991. (109 pp.)

This book profiles the life of physicist and astronaut Ronald McNair who died tragically
in the space shuttle Challenger accident in 1986. The book is aimed at young adults and
intermediate readers. This biography is a useful resource for a research project on Ronald
7. (Secondary) Walking by Faith: An Afro-American Trilogy and More - Page 30
Zeretha Jenkins - 2010
8. (Secondary) Lake City builds of Ron McNair's legacy The State Jan. 25, 2011 author:
Website an article from the state magazine gives information about the area of South
Carolina McNair was raised and his life in the small town.
Research Journal:
9. (Secondary) 10-4-2011 Ronald E. McNair Undergraduate Research Journal - 2010
Ronald E. McNair Scholars Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Florida
International University Volume 10 | Issue 1
10. (Secondary) Gubert, Betty Kaplan, Miriam Sawyer, and Caroline Fannin.
Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science. Westport, CT: Oryx
Press, 2002.
This volume profiles the lives of one hundred African American scientists, including
twenty African American women, from George Washington Carver to Mae Jemison. Of
the one hundred featured scientists, this volume profiles thirteen physicists, including
Herman Branson, George Campbell, Jr., George Carruthers, James Drew, Joseph
Francisco, Meredith Gourdine, Warren Henry, Shirley Ann Jackson, Wade Kornegay, H.
Ralph Lewis, Ronald McNair, Ronald E. Mickens,
11(primary) .Magazine:
Ebony May 1986 pg. 82 Vol 41 no. 7
By ALICIA TEJADA Jan. 29, 2011. Remembering the Challenger Disaster

"McNair, Ronald E." Contemporary Black Biography. 2007. 6 Oct.
By: Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.December 2003. This site gives biographical
information from the NASA astronaut site.
More biographical data is located here at the site of a school that named after McNair.
17. Ebony;Mar1979, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p54. Space Trio: New Faces Among Shuttle Crew
Retrieved from:
This magazine article profiles the three African American astronauts, who are members
of the Space Shuttle project of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
in the U.S. They include Major Guion S. Bluford Jr., Major Frederick D. Gregory and Dr.
Ronald E. McNair. The three first Black astronauts' preparations involved a tow-year
astronaut training program and basic science and technology courses like oceanographym
geology and celestial mechanics.
18. TITLE A road map for the 21st century
SOURCEBlack Enterprise;Feb98, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p60
ABSTRACT Reviews the book `Black Futurists in the Information Age,' by Timothy L.
Jenkins and Khafra K. Om-Ra-Seti.



Ronald E. McNair Life History Center Article . The official site of the Ron McNair
History Museum located in his hometown of Lake City, S.C.
Audio produced for Morning Edition by Michael Garofalo
Updated January 28, 2011 Originally published January 28, 2011
An article and a recording of his brother giving first hand account information regarding
Post by: CNN's Thom Patterson
June 16th, 2012
An article. His daughter is speaking about her dad
24. /challenger-info.html
Kennedy Space Center
Article about the challenger.
History Channel
An Article about the launch, disaster and aftermath of the Challenger disaster.
Web Article and images of the Challenger Day of Remembrance and the honor
27., Inside Space Shuttle Challenger
STS-51L During The Accident. Video of the Space Shuttle explosion.
by Elizabeth Howell, Contributor October 16, 2012
Web Article and images specifying the Challenger disaster and aftermath.
Last modified: Tuesday, 30-Nov-04
Author: Jerry Woodfill / NASA
NASAs article of biographical information on McNair.
The South Carolina Hall of Fame Video about dr. Ron McNair. Oct. 8, 2012

Article Forever Remembered Exhibit Honoring Challenger and Columbia Opens at
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex This article shows the memorial for McNair.
June 27, 2015
Kay Grinter
32. Crew of the Challenger Shuttle
Mission in 1986 October 22, 2004. Article from NASA that gives information for each
of the astronauts.
Recalling Challenger An article of the social memories of the Challenger explosion.
A article
Video and article. Challenger Astronaut Ronald E. McNair's Legacy Honored by Alicia
Tejada. Jan. 29, 2011


picture of the crew


picture of Ron and the quote that he said


anoher quote from dr. Ron McNair

Video of Dr.Ron McNair. The NBC Nightly news broadcast of the Dr. Ron McNair

Video of First Hand Accounts of those who knew Ron McNair. The Spirit Lives On...A
Tribute to Dr. Ronald E. McNair Published on Mar 29, 2013
Dr. Ronald E. McNair was a Mission Specialist with NASA who died in the Challenger
explosion on January 28, 1986. This documentary takes a look at his early years growing
up in Lake City, South Carolina and his college career at North Carolina A&T. The
documentary utilizes excerpts from Dr. McNair's commencement speech at the
University of South Carolina and his address to the South Carolina General Assembly.

September 10, 2015 at 8:46 am
The Inspiring Story of Ronald E. McNair, the Astronaut Who Endured Racism &
Became One of the First African Americans in Space
in History, Life, Science| September 10th, 2015
A Brief Summary on McNair New Jersey Institute of Technology.
e/Karate.jpg?rnd=0.127363906766923- Image of Ron McNair in his black-belt karate
Image of dr. Ron
Video of the challenger explosion and first-hand account of an observer.
5/27/1997. Physicists of the African Diaspora Dr. Scott Williams, Professor of
State University of New York at Buffalo.
45. Greater heights: Video recalls shuttle victim who touched the stars by
Mark Davis The Atlantic Journal Constitution. Jan. 27, 2013. Modern Day article on the
life of RonMcNair.
46. Florence County School District 3 recognizes
students in digital story contest lask City Nes and Post Fe. 5, 2014. This news article
centers on the Ron McNair Remembrence competitions for youth in science and in math.
47. Trinity Univeristy: Ron NcNair Scholars Program.

This article gave insight on the U.S. Department of Education programs in his name.
48. D.R.E.M.E. Science Literacy
Foundation. This article tells information about the STEM youth programs in honor of
Ron McNair.
The University of South Carolina. Who is Ron McNair TThe McNair Scholars
Program is a federally-funded TRiO project dedicated to the high standards of
achievement inspired by the late Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a Nasa space Shuttle Mission
Specialist and recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
50. The Ron E. McNair Program The University of
Nebraska. 2016.
51. The Kennedy Center Arts
Edge. 1984- Rocket Man Feb 3. This web-article provides an image and information
on McNairs accomplishments in life and the arts.
52. Binghamton University.
The State University of New York.
Toyoshima, Morio, Hideki Takenaka, Yozo Shoji, Yoshihisa Takayama, Yoshisada
Koyama, and Hiroo Kunimori. "Polarization Measurements through Space-to-ground
Atmospheric Propagation Paths by Using a Highly Polarized Laser Source in Space."
Opt. Express Optics Express(2009): 22333. Print.
"Astronaut Ron McNair Delivers the Commencement at the University of South
Carolina." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 20 Jan. 2016.
Published on Oct 5, 2012 Lake City, SC native Ron McNair was awarded an honorary
degree and delivered the commencement address at the August 1984 graduation
ceremony. McNair was killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster less than a year
and a half later. This is the full video of McNair's speech.