Judith A. Resnick

NAME: Judith A. Resnick

BORN: April 5, 1949

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Akron, Ohio

OCCUPATION:

biomedical engineer, National Institutes of Health

product developer/systems engineer, Xerox Corp.

astronaut

DIED:January 28, 1986, in the STS 51-L accident

FAST FACTS:

Dr. Resnick joined the space program in January, 1978. She was a mission specialist on Discovery shuttle's maiden mission (STS 41-D), launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, August 30, 1984. Resnick logged 144 hours and 57 minutes on that flight.

She was one of seven astronauts that died on the January 28, 1986 Challenger shuttle mission (Shuttle Mission 51L).