Judith A. Resnik

Judith A. Resnik

Birth
Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Jan 1986 (aged 36)
Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7694 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7694
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judith A. Resnik (5 Apr 1949–28 Jan 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7694, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .