Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Name Authority File

From Library of Congress Name Authority File

us: McNair, Ronald E., 1950-1986

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: McNair, Ron, -1986
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Lake City (S.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) John F. Kennedy Space Center Region (Fla.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        • Organization: (naf) United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
        • Organization: (naf) John F. Kennedy Space Center
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Astronauts
          (lcsh) Physicists
      • Sources

        • found: Clendinen, D. A path to the stars, 1986: CIP t.p. (Ron McNair) pub. info. astronaut-physicist; d. 1-28-86)
        • found: Biography index, Sept. 1984-Aug. 1985 (McNair, Ronald E., scientist and astronaut)
        • found: Naden, C. Ronald McNair, 1990: CIP t.p.; p. 105 (b. Ronald Erwin McNair, 10-21-50 in Lake City, S.C.)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (McNair, Ronald Erwin; astronaut, physicist; born 21 October 1950 in Lake City, South Carolina, United States; physics degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (1971); graduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1976); became a mission specialist astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (1979); had his first journey into space on STS-11 flight from Kennedy Space Center, and was the first person to play saxophone in space (1984); chosen for historic mission on the Challenger shuttle (1958); MIT rededicated building for its Center for Space Research (1986); died 28 January 1986 in Kennedy Space Center, Florida, United States)
      • Change Notes

        • 1986-05-05: new
        • 2015-08-12: revised
      • Alternate Formats