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Judith Resnik

Judith ResnikAKA Judith Arlene Resnik

Born: 5-Apr-1949
Birthplace: Akron, OH
Died: 28-Jan-1986
Cause of death: Accident - Misc

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronaut

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Challenger astronaut

The second US woman in space, aboard STS-41-D, the first flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery. She perished on her second flight with the destruction of Space Shuttle Challenger, STS-51-L.

Father: Marvin Resnick (optometrist)
Mother: Sara
Brother: Charles
Husband: Michael Oldak (m. 1970, div. 1974)

    High School: Firestone High School, Akron, OH (1966)
    University: BS EE, Carnegie Mellon University (1970)
    University: PhD EE, University of Maryland (1977)

    Congressional Space Medal of Honor



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