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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ronald McNair Was The First Musician In Space

Editor's Corner

By Environment Man

 

I am troubled by the accolades being heaped upon space station astronaut Chris Hadfield, right, for his musical performace of David Bowie's "Space Oddity.' It is being touted as the first music video in space.

My trouble comes from Ronald McNair (left), who happens to be black, being overlooked as the first astronaut to record a song in space. Unfortunately, the song was 'accidently' recorded over, which is suspect to me. He was to record another song on his second space flight but the Challenger exploded after take off. We know you were first Ron, but this sort of thing has happened too often in America's past.

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