Dr. Ronald McNair Park
Eastern Pkwy., Washington Ave., Classon Ave.
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Dr. Ronald E. McNair (1950-1986), a distinguished physicist and astronaut, was born and raised in Lake City, South Carolina. He received a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. After working as a physicist for Hughes Research Laboratories, he was chosen as a candidate for astronaut in 1978 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Apart from his life as an astronaut, McNair possessed a black belt in karate and was an accomplished saxophonist.
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