Tuesday, July 12, 2016
As the world excitedly awaited what should have been a routine liftoff for the space shuttle Challenger, equipment complications turned the mission into a ticking time-bomb. Adding to the drama of the mission was the presence of Christa McAuliffe (Karen Allen), a school teacher chosen from hundreds of candidates to be the first civilian in space. This compelling account, based on the true story of the tragic space shuttle disaster, offers a poignant look into the lives of the seven crew members during the months leading up to the launch. Joe Morton (Brother From Another Planet) stars as Dr. Ronald E. McNair. He was the second African-American in outer space.
Note: This post is a little personal as Ronald McNair attended my alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University. Aggie Pride!!