Judith Resnik Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Judith Resnik (Judith Arlene Resnik)

Last Updated: 18 Apr, 2023 | Views: 414

Age: 36

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Scientist, Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer

Famous For: NASA's Second Female Astronaut

Higher Education: Carnegie Mellon University (BS), University of Maryland (Ph.D)

Judith Resnik Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
05 Apr, 1949 (36 Years 09 Months 23 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
28 Jan, 1986
Cause of Death
Tragic Explosion

Judith Resnik Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography)
Judith Resnik was an American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut born on April 5, 1949. She earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and worked on various research projects for NASA, including developing new technologies for spaceflight. In 1984, she became the second American woman to travel to space as part of the crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Tragically, Resnik lost her life in the Challenger disaster in 1986, but her legacy as a trailblazer for women in STEM fields lives on.
Judith Resnik Career:
Judith Resnik time in space: 6d 00h 56m
1966-1970 - Judith Resnik attended Firestone High School in Akron and graduated in 1966. Later, she studied at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a degree in electrical engineering in 1970.
1971-1977 - Judith Resnik then continued her education at the University of Maryland, where she earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1977.
1978 - She was selected as a mission specialist candidate by NASA.
1984 - Judith Resnik flew aboard the space shuttle Discovery as a mission specialist on the STS-41-D mission, which launched on August 30, 1984.
1986 - Judith Resnik was selected to fly aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on the STS-51-L mission. However, the Challenger disaster occurred during the launch, and Resnik and her six crewmates were killed.
Judith Resnik Awards: 
1974: Annie Jump Cannon Award.
1983: Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award.
1984: NASA Space Flight Medal.
1984: Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.
1985: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Haley Space Flight Award.
1985: Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Judith Resnik Unknown Facts:
Judith Resnik tragically lost her life in 1986 during the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, where she was one of the seven crew members who perished.
Judith Resnik was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor for her contribution to the U.S. space program.

Judith Resnik Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 163 cm
In Meters 1.63 m
In feet & Inches 5'4"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 55 Kg
In Pounds 121 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Judith Resnik Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Marvin Resnik
Mother's Name
Sarah Polen Belfer
Michael Oldak
Charles Resnik
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