Judith Resnick

Judith Resnick made her mark in the world of entertainment when she worked on the Dolly Sharp comedy "The Filthiest Show in Town" (1972). In 1978, she was recruited by NASA. In 1986, she was tragically killed with the ... Read more »
Born: 12/07/1944 in Akron, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (1)

Carnival of Blood 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Judith Resnick made her mark in the world of entertainment when she worked on the Dolly Sharp comedy "The Filthiest Show in Town" (1972). In 1978, she was recruited by NASA. In 1986, she was tragically killed with the other six members of her crew aboard the space shuttle Challenger when it broke apart during take off.

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University

1970

University of Maryland

1977

Milestones

1986

Was tragically killed with the other six members of her crew aboard the space shuttle Challenger when it broke apart during take off.

1984

Worked as a mission specialist on the maiden voyage of the space shuttle Discovery.

1978

Was recruited by NASA.

Bonus Trivia

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Parents were Jewish immigrants from Ukraine.

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Worked at RCA as a design engineer on various projects contracted to the company by NASA.

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Was the first American Jewish astronaut, and only the second Jewish person ever to go into space.

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Has been awarded several honors since her death, including a lunar crater named for her in the Apollo impact basin, a dormitory named for her at Carnegie Mellon, a lecture hall named for her at Maryland University, and an engineering award named for her at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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