Judith Resnik

1949 - 1986

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Judith Arlene Resnik (; April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986) was an American electrical engineer, software engineer, biomedical engineer, pilot and NASA astronaut who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger when it 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 1,430,074 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Judith Resnik is the 63rd most popular astronaut (up from 75th in 2019), the 3,027th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,195th in 2019) and the 35th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Judith Resnik ranks 63 out of 524Before her are Dick Scobee, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Georgi Ivanov, Richard F. Gordon Jr., and Kalpana Chawla. After her are Aleksei Gubarev, Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Vladimir Shatalov, Konstantin Feoktistov, Deke Slayton, and Phạm Tuân.

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Among people born in 1949, Judith Resnik ranks 151Before her are Clodoaldo, John Wetton, Billy Gibbons, Gregg Popovich, Shing-Tung Yau, and Valentin Inzko. After her are Manuel Marín, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Patrick Hernandez, Nebojša Radmanović, Svetislav Pešić, and Philip Michael Thomas. Among people deceased in 1986, Judith Resnik ranks 100Before her are Roy Cohn, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Liu Bocheng, Dick Scobee, John Bagot Glubb, and Valentin Kataev. After her are Princess Anne of Orléans, Elisabeth Bergner, Ivan Papanin, Artur London, Harold Arlen, and Robert Stevenson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Judith Resnik ranks 3,027 out of 15,968Before her are Leslie Lamport (1941), Elmore James (1918), Michael H. Hart (1932), Jean Peters (1926), David Crosby (1941), and Karen Allen (1951). After her are Linda Harrison (1945), Jerry Brudos (1939), Nick Castle (1947), Elizabeth Banks (1974), Edwin Drake (1819), and Rebecca De Mornay (1959).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Judith Resnik ranks 35Before her are Ronald Evans (1933), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Dick Scobee (1939), Wally Schirra (1923), Scott Carpenter (1925), and Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929). After her are Deke Slayton (1924), Sally Ride (1951), Joseph A. Walker (1921), Gregory Jarvis (1944), Stuart Roosa (1933), and Sunita Williams (1965).