Astronaut to celebrate Ron McNair's (Challenger) life this weekend

Two-time space traveler Christopher Cassidy will discuss the life and accomplishments of fellow astronaut Ron McNair during a Black History Month symposium, “In The Spirit of Ron McNair,” also with younger brother Eric McNair, and Clyde Bess, director of the Ron McNair Life Center director. A Lake City native, Ron McNair died in 1986 when space shuttle Challenger exploded after launch. Details at 843-884-2727 or patriotspoint.org.

Details: 11 a.m. at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant – From U.S. 17, take Interstate 526 spur east, then turn right (north) on S.C. 703, and left on Patriots Point Road, and find complex on the right. Free admission and parking for this event.

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