Judith A. Resnik

Judith A. Resnik
1949 - 1986
Judith A. Resnik  American Astronaut

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Judith A. Resnik was previously married to Michael Oldak.


American Astronaut Judith A. Resnik was born on 5th April, 1949 in Akron, OH and passed away on 28th Jan 1986 Cape Canaveral, FL aged 36. She is most remembered for died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission STS-51-L.. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Judith A. Resnik is a member of the following lists: American Jews, Carnegie Mellon University alumni and 1949 births.


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First Name Judith
Middle Name A.
Last Name Resnik
Full Name at Birth Judith A. Resnik
Alternative Name Judith A. Resnik, Judith Resnik
Age 36 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th April, 1949
Birthplace Akron, OH
Died 28th January, 1986
Place of Death Cape Canaveral, FL
Cause of Death died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission STS-51-L.
Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aries
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Firestone High School, OH
University Carnegie Mellon University, PA, University of Maryland, MA
Occupation Text Astronaut
Occupation Astronaut
Claim to Fame died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission STS-51-L.

Judith Arlene Resnik (; April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986) was an American electrical engineer, software engineer, biomedical engineer, pilot and NASA astronaut who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger when it was destroyed during the launch of mission STS-51-L. Resnik was the second American woman in space and the fourth woman in space worldwide, logging 145 hours in orbit. She was the first Jewish woman of any nationality in space. The IEEE Judith Resnik Award for space engineering is named in her honor.

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