Resnik, Judith, 1949-1986

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Judith Resnik was born on April 5, 1949 in Akron, Ohio to Dr. Marvin and Sarah Resnik. She attended Akron public schools, graduating from Firestone High School in 1966. She continued her education, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1970, and a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1977. In January 1978, she was selected to join the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). While at NASA, Dr. Resnik worked on projects supporting Orbiter development, experimental software, the Remote Manipulator System, and training techniques. She became the second American woman to travel into space during her service as a mission specialist aboard the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Discovery on August 30, 1984. During this historic flight, she aided in the deployment of three satellites into orbit and was involved with biomedical research. On January 28, 1986 while serving her second flight into space, Dr. Resnik and six fellow astronauts were killed during the launch of the space shuttle Challenger when the shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff.
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referencedIn JSC (AV)- Astronaut Judith Resnik Working RMS in Building Number 9A: Rolls 3, 4, 5, and 6, Part 5 of 5 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Dr. Judy Resnik - Space Shuttle Astronaut National Archives at College Park
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY STS-14 ABORTED LAUNCH DAY ACTIVITIES National Archives at College Park
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY 41-D STS-14 ABORT LIFTOFF AT PAD 39A National Archives at College Park
referencedIn JSC (MS) - 1978 Astronaut Candidates: Judith Resnik, Dale Gardner, and Jon McBride National Archives at College Park
referencedIn 41-D - Judith Resnik Interview National Archives at College Park
referencedIn JSC (MS) - STS-41-D Astronauts Steve Hawley and Judy Resnik Train on Student Crystal Growth Experiment National Archives at College Park
referencedIn JSC (AV) - "An Arm in Space" (RMS) National Archives at College Park
referencedIn TERMINAL COUNTDOWN DEMONSTRATION TEST (TCDT) AND PRESS PHOTO SESSION AT PAD 39A National Archives at College Park
referencedIn JSC (AV)- Astronaut Judith Resnik Working RMS in Building Number 9A: Rolls 1 and 2, Part 4 of 5 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn STS-41D NEXT EVENT PHOTO SESSION National Archives at College Park
referencedIn FORTY-ONE-D (41-D) CREW ARRIVAL National Archives at College Park
referencedIn JSC (AV) - STS-2 Mission Operations Control Room Sims, Building 30 - Astronauts Sally Ride, James Buchli, Charles Bolden, Robert Crippen, Daniel Brandenstein, Terry Hart, Slayton, and Judith Resnik: Part 2 National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Judith Resnik Papers 1976-1986 Archival Services, University Libraries, The University of Akron
referencedIn Black and White Photograph Files, 1965 - 1991 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn JSC (MS) - STS-41-D Crewpersons Henry Hartsfield, Judy Resnik and Charles Walker in T-38s National Archives at College Park
referencedIn JSC (MS) - STS 41-D Crewpersons Henry Hartsfield, Judy Resnik and Charles Walker with CFES [Continuous Flow Electrophoresis System] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Color Photograph Files, 1965 - 2002 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY 41-D STS-14 ABORT LAUNCH DAY ACTIVITIES National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Color Photograph File Albums, 1963 - 1995 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn JSC (MS) - STS 41-D Astronauts Henry Hartsfield, Judy Resnik and Michael Coats, OAST Training in Fixed Base SMS [Shuttle Mission Simulator] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn American Bar Association. Commission on Women in the Profession. Women Trailblazers in the Law Oral History Project. Oral history interviews of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession Women Trailblazers in the Law Oral History Project, 2005-2008 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1903 - 2006. Headquarters Astronaut Interviews. 1965 - 1971. Astronaut interview, Judith A. Resnik National Archives at College Park
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 41-D STS-14 FLIGHT READINESS FIRING AND COUNTDOWN DEMONSTRATION TEST AT PAD 39A National Archives at College Park
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referencedIn Biographical Data: Judith A. Resnik [sic] Ronald Reagan Library
referencedIn STS-41D National Archives at College Park
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associatedWith Hartsfield, Henry W., 1933-2014 person
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Akron OH US
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Astronautics
Astronautics
Space flight training
Space flight training
Space shuttles
Space shuttles
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Birth 1949-04-05

Death 1986-01-28

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