Judith Resnik

1949 - 1986

Judith Resnik

Judith Arlene Resnik (; April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986) was an American electrical engineer, software engineer, biomedical engineer, pilot and NASA astronaut who died when the Space Shuttle Challenger 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. She was the first Jewish woman of any nationality in space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Judith Resnik has received more than 943,563 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 75th most popular astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Judith Resnik ranks 75 out of 501Before her are Scott Carpenter, Joseph A. Walker, Dirk Frimout, Stuart Roosa, Georgy Grechko, and Viktor Savinykh. After her are Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, William R. Pogue, Yevgeny Khrunov, Sally Ride, Nikolay Rukavishnikov, and Claude Nicollier.

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Among people born in 1949, Judith Resnik ranks 166Before her are Brent Spiner, Lois McMaster Bujold, Svetislav Pešić, Guillaume Faye, Hyon Yong-chol, and Elizabeth Warren. After her are Andranik Margaryan, Walid Jumblatt, George Dalaras, Antônio Fagundes, Vera Wang, and John Madden. Among people deceased in 1986, Judith Resnik ranks 104Before her are Scatman Crothers, Michael J. Smith, John Bagot Glubb, Phil Lynott, Princess Anne of Orléans, and Oscar Zariski. After her are Ilmari Salminen, Sandro Puppo, Moses Finley, Harold Arlen, Vicente Trueba, and W. Averell Harriman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Judith Resnik ranks 3,198 out of 12,171Before her are Anne Archer (1947), David Petraeus (1952), Elizabeth Warren (1949), Teresa Wright (1918), Richard Wright (1908), and Jeralean Talley (1899). After her are Gloria Foster (1933), James Taylor (1948), Robert Davi (1953), Judy Holliday (1921), Dakota Johnson (1989), and Robert W. Floyd (1936).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Judith Resnik ranks 37Before her are Dick Scobee (1939), Deke Slayton (1924), Michael J. Smith (1945), Scott Carpenter (1925), Joseph A. Walker (1921), and Stuart Roosa (1933). After her are William R. Pogue (1930), Sally Ride (1951), James McDivitt (1929), Rusty Schweickart (1935), Gregory Jarvis (1944), and Sunita Williams (1965).