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StoryCorps Atlanta: Eyes On The Stars, Remembering Ron McNair

Feb 21, 2017

For StoryCorps Atlanta we're doing something a bit different today, we're celebrating a milestone. It was 10 years ago this month that WABE partnered with StoryCorps Griot to record the voices, experiences and life stories of African-Americans here in Atlanta.

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Today, a look back to a story we recorded in 2007 about the young life of Ronald McNair. He was a physicist and NASA astronaut. He was killed aboard the space shuttle Challenger when it exploded in 1986.

In this recording, Carl McNair talks to his friend Vernon Skipper about his brother, Ron.

You can watch an animated version of this story, brought to you by StoryCorps, below.