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Watch Inspiring Animated Short 'Eyes On The Stars' About Astronaut Ronald McNair

Indiewire By Sergio | Indiewire February 8, 2013 at 5:40PM

I dare you...no...make that I double dare you...
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Eyes on the Stars

I dare you...no...make that I double dare you...

I dare you not to be totally charmed and also moved by this short and wonderful animated film, Eyes of the Stars, produced by the group StoryCorps, which Tambay mentioned in a piece back in July HERE.

The short tells the story of the young experiences of NASA astronaut Ronald McNair, who you may recall, while on his second NASA space mission, was killed along with six other astronauts with him, when the space shuttle Challenger exploded just minutes after takeoff in January 1986.

The story is told by McNair's brother Carl.

StoryCorps is an organization whose motto is "Every voice matters," which makes oral history recordings and short animated films to provide "Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives."

Afterward, each recorded conversation is then preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress  in Washington D.C.

Ronald McNair

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