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Black History Month Celebrated In Space

Dr. Ronald McNair

Black History Month will be celebrated at the Chabot Space and Science Center by honoring the contributions of African Americans in the fields of science and space. On Saturday, February 19, at 1pm or 3pm, visitors can fly a simulated mission to space that with a special tribute to African American astronauts.
Chabot is home to the Challenger Learning Center, a classroom replica of NASA’s Mission Control with an adjoining spacecraft. It’s the legacy of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy.
Among the crew aboard that mission was the second African American in space, Dr. Ronald McNair. McNair was valedictorian of his high school class, and earned a B.S. degree from North Carolina A&T State University. He received a PhD from MIT, before entering the astronaut program at NASA.
Dr. McNair is an inspiration to all who value education, science discovery, and exploration. While in the Challenger Learning Center, like NASA missions, visitors are guided by an experienced flight director. To reserve space, call (510) 336-7373. Read more