Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Judith A. Resnik
Birth: Apr. 5, 1949
Akron
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1986
Cape Canaveral
Brevard County
Florida, USA

Astronaut. Born in Akron, Ohio, she was as a RCA design engineer when recruited into the NASA Astronaut program January 1978. She was the first American Jewish woman to go into space flight was as a mission specialist on the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Discovery August to September 1984. On January 28, 1986, she was mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Challenger when killed with all the crew members during a launch explosion from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. She was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Her ashes were scattered in the Atlantic Ocean near the area where she died on the Challenger shuttle accident.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 13, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 7694
Judith A. Resnik
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Oct. 8, 2017

-
 Added: Sep. 26, 2017

- UnhelpfulYoda
 Added: Sep. 24, 2017
There are 805 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.6 after 180 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service