Judith Resnik was an American astronaut who was born on April 5, 1949, in
Before she became an astronaut, Resnik worked as a biomedical engineer.
Resnik became an astronaut in 1978. She has spent over 168 hours in
space on two spaceflights.
Resnik made her first spaceflight aboard Mission 41-D in 1984. This was
the first voyage of the Shuttle Discovery. Resnik was the second
American woman to go into space.
Resnik was killed in the explosion of Shuttle Challenger in 1986.
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