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May 8, 1987
The widow and children of Challenger astronaut Ronald E. McNair agreed to settle their lawsuit against rocket maker Morton Thiokol, attorneys said. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, and case records were sealed after the agreement was reached in the chambers of U.S. District Judge Carl O. Bue in Houston. "My family has amicably and equitably concluded legal proceedings against Morton Thiokol," Cheryl McNair said in a written statement.
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May 1, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
In the bigger-than-life portrait by Mississippi artist Marshall Bouldin III, astronaut Ronald E. McNair grasps a large camera with fish-eye lens as he floats weightlessly in the spaceship Challenger. The painting of McNair, one of seven astronauts killed when the Challenger blew up shortly after launch Jan. 28, 1986, is the center piece of the Ronald E. McNair Space Theater in Jackson's Davis Planetarium, the largest planetarium in the Southeast.
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May 1, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
In the bigger-than-life portrait by Mississippi artist Marshall Bouldin III, astronaut Ronald E. McNair grasps a large camera with fish-eye lens as he floats weightlessly in the spaceship Challenger. The painting of McNair, one of seven astronauts killed when the Challenger blew up shortly after launch Jan. 28, 1986, is the center piece of the Ronald E. McNair Space Theater in Jackson's Davis Planetarium, the largest planetarium in the Southeast.
NEWS
May 8, 1987
The widow and children of Challenger astronaut Ronald E. McNair agreed to settle their lawsuit against rocket maker Morton Thiokol, attorneys said. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, and case records were sealed after the agreement was reached in the chambers of U.S. District Judge Carl O. Bue in Houston. "My family has amicably and equitably concluded legal proceedings against Morton Thiokol," Cheryl McNair said in a written statement.
NEWS
November 5, 1992
The Claremont Graduate School has been awarded a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to conduct the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. For the 1992-93 year, the school will receive $140,000 and provide $67,500 in non-governmental funds to support the program.
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June 9, 1987
School officials rededicated an elementary school in Compton to the memory of one of the seven astronauts killed in the Challenger space shuttle explosion. About 500 teachers, parents, students and public officials gathered for the ceremony, in which El Segundo Elementary School was renamed Dr. Ronald E. McNair Jr. Elementary School. McNair, who toured Compton schools during their "Career Day" in 1984, was remembered by the Rev.
NEWS
September 6, 1986 | From Times Wire Services and Associated Press
The family of astronaut Ronald E. McNair on Friday sued the maker of the solid rocket boosters blamed for the explosion that destroyed the shuttle Challenger and killed him and six other crew members. Documents filed in a state district court charge that negligence by Morton Thiokol Inc. in the design, manufacture and assembly of the boosters caused the Jan. 28 disaster. The suit asks for unspecified damages. Attorney Ronald D.
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August 20, 2013 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
An elementary school in Georgia was evacuated after shots were reportedly fired at the school, and police have a suspect in custody, according to local media reports. There were no casualties immediately reported at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in DeKalb, Ga. After news of the shots broke, helicopter TV footage showed a large crowd of students gathered behind the school, some gathering at buses. The scene looked calm as students and adults milled about on school property.
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May 12, 1986 | Associated Press
Astronaut Ronald E. McNair, who was killed in the explosion of the shuttle Challenger, is to be buried in his hometown on Saturday. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday morning at Lake City's Wesley United Methodist Church, spokesmen at Graham & Godwin Funeral Home said. A memorial service for the 35-year-old laser physicist was held at the church in February. McNair and six other crew members were killed Jan. 28 when the space shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff.
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March 8, 1996
Students at Cal State Long Beach who are among the first in their families to go to college are getting a leg up on the steep climb toward doctoral degrees. The university has received a $775,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help undergraduates from low-income and underrepresented groups pursue doctorates. The goal of the Ronald E.
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January 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Space workers and tourists stood silently Saturday for 73 seconds, the length of the fatal Challenger flight, to remember the crew members who died in the shuttle explosion three years ago. About 350 peace activists marked the anniversary with a rally outside a center gate to protest the launch of Defense Department payloads on space shuttles. Four women were arrested.
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March 7, 1988 | Associated Press
The federal government and Morton Thiokol Inc. bought annuities for $7.735 million to settle the claims by survivors of four of the astronauts who died aboard the space shuttle Challenger, according to documents released today. Morton Thiokol, the company that produced the faulty booster rocket blamed for the Jan. 28, 1986, explosion, paid 60% of the total cost of buying the annuities, the Justice Department acknowledged. The government's share was 40%.
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