Please reset your password. Sorry! We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. We have set your language to You can still file a request but no one will be notified. Resnik was recruited into the astronaut program January 1978 by actress Nichelle Nichols, who was working as a recruiter for NASA. , Resnik was noticed for "intellectual brilliance" while still in kindergarten and entered elementary school a year early. She was deeply disappointed when she didn't become the first American woman in space. Try again later. 153678752, citing Beth Israel Cemetery, Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Michael Joyce (contributor 48703307) . Make sure that the file is a photo. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Please contact Find a Grave at email@example.com if you need help resetting your password.  She was also a pilot and made research contributions to biomedical engineering as a research fellow of biomedical engineering at the National Institutes of Health. In her second year at Carnegie Tech, she developed a passion for electrical engineering, discovering her interest in "practical aspects of science" after attending lectures with her boyfriend and future husband, Michael Oldak, who was on the engineering course. Judith Arlene Resnik (/ˈrɛznɪk/; 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. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. Failed to report flower. , Resnik was the second American woman in space, after Sally Ride, and fourth overall. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Judith A Resnick I found on Findagrave.com. As a high school student, she excelled in mathematics and achieved a perfect score on her SAT. I thought it would contain an always-appreciated note from my friend Judy Resnik. They divorced in 1975. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). Growing up in Akron, Ohio, Judith Arlene Resnik attended Hebrew school and played classical piano. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. Thanks for your help! Verify and try again. ", On joining NASA's astronaut program, Resnik trained intensely and with great determination, focusing particularly on her physical fitness. This account has been disabled. Jordan. Judith Resnik was born in 1949 to Sarah and Marvin Resnik, an optometrist, in Akron, Ohio. Oops, we were unable to send the email. She deployed and conducted experiments on a solar array wing as a potential future way of generating additional electrical power during space missions. Try again. In 1970, Resnik married Michael Oldak, a fellow engineering student at Carnegie Mellon. , Following the Challenger disaster, examination of the recovered vehicle cockpit revealed that three of the crew members' Personal Egress Air Packs were activated: those of Resnik, mission specialist Ellison Onizuka and pilot Michael J. Smith. She was the first Jewish woman of any nationality in space. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. Upon graduation from Carnegie Mellon, Judith Resnik was employed at RCA as a design engineer, and later worked with various NASA projects contracted to the company. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? © 2018 Found a Grave, All rights reserved. On February 23, 1990, Resnik was named one of ten finalists to represent Ohio in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. Marvin Resnik, the father of the seventh Challenger astronaut, Judith Resnik, said he was told that any remains that pathologists were unable to identify probably would be … Family members linked to this person will appear here. If the cabin had lost pressure, the packs alone would not have sustained the crew during the two-minute descent. Resnik features prominently in Mike Mullane's 2006 book on the space program, Riding Rockets, which recalls Resnik's time in the NASA Astronaut Corps. Drag images here or select from your computer for Judith A Resnick memorial. Judith's father, there was a steady stream of phone calls and visits from patients and friends who had heard the news of the space shuttle. GREAT NEWS!  She was also the first American Jewish astronaut to go into space, the first Jewish woman and at the time only the second Jew to go to space (after Boris Volynov of the Soviet Union). Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. In 1977 she earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. Try again later. When Reagan asked her if the flight was all she hoped it would be, she replied, "It certainly is and I couldn't have picked a better crew to fly with. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. Remarks of Senator John Glenn Memorial Service For Judith Resnik Firestone High School, Akron, Ohio February 3, 1986 [Source: The Ohio State University, The John Glenn Archives, 054-808-8/22, "J.H.G. Judith Arlene Resnik 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. I pushed her to excel, and I live with that memory every day. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. Her first space flight was as a mission specialist on the maiden voyage of Discovery, from August to September 1984. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive?  A memorial to her and the rest of the crew of Challenger was dedicated in Seabrook, Texas, where Resnik lived while stationed at the Johnson Space Center.
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