Dr. Ron McNair Speaking at USC Commencement | Palmetto Special

As Dr Ron McNair spoke at a University of South Carolina commencement exercise, he said, "the road between South Carolina and space flight is not a very simple one, nor is it one filled with guarantees. In fact, the only guarantees to be found are those that reside in the unchallenged depths of one's own determination. The true courage of space flight is not strapping into one's seat prior to lift off. It is not sitting above six million pounds of fire and thunder as one rocket expels away from the planet, but the true courage comes in enduring, and as Colonel Bolden has said, 'persevering the preparation."'

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