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Judy Resnik

Judith A. Resnik was born in Akron, Ohio. She received a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1977 selected as an astronaut by NASA in January of 1978.

Resnik's first shuttle flight was STS 41-D which launched on August 30, 1984.

Her second flight, STS 51-L, was the ill-fated last flight of Challenger. Resnik and her fellow crew members died when a fault in one of the Solid Rocket Boosters caused the spacecraft to be destroyed.


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