OBIT MCDONALD 1

A photo provided via the McDonald family shows Allan McDonald, right, in 1988 with Richard Covey, one of the astronauts who that year took part in the Discovery space shuttle mission, the first such flight after the Challenger disaster. McDonald, an engineer who on a chilly January morning in 1986 tried to stop the launch of the Challenger space shuttle, citing the possible effect of the cold on its booster rockets, and, after it broke apart on liftoff, blew the whistle when government officials tried to cover up his dissent, died on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Ogden, Utah. He was 83. (via McDonald family via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY OBIT MCDONALD BY CLAY RISEN FOR MARCH 9, 2021. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

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