FACTOID # 14: North Carolina has a larger Native American population than North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Judith Resnik
Judith Arlene Resnik
Judith Resnik
Astronaut
Nationality American
Born April 5, 1949
Akron, Ohio
Died January 28, 1986
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Occupation1 Engineer
Space time 6d 00h 56m
Selection 1978 NASA Group
Missions STS-41-D, STS-51-L
Mission
insignia
1 previous or current.

Dr. Judith Arlene Resnik (April 5, 1949January 28, 1986) was an American astronaut who died at the age of 36 in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster during the launch of the mission STS-51-L. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 444 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (629 × 849 pixel, file size: 70 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Cape Canaveral from space, August 1991 Cape Canaveral (Cabo Cañaveral in Spanish) is a strip of land in Brevard County, Florida, United States, near the center of that states Atlantic coast. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1958 1959 1960 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1976 1978 1979 1980 1982 1984 1985 1987 1990 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 2000 2003 2004 1958 June 25 - Man In Space Soonest - USA The first group of American astronaut candidates were selected... STS-41-D was a Space Shuttle mission by NASA using the Space Shuttle Discovery. ... The iconic image of Space Shuttle Challengers smoke plume after its breakup 73 seconds after launch. ... Download high resolution version (704x681, 142 KB)sts-41-d mission patch, from NASA website File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... STS-51-L INSIGNIA The STS-51-L crewmembers designed this insignia to represent their participation in NASAs mission aboard the Challenger, depicted launching from Florida and soaring into space to carry out a variety of goals. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... The iconic image of Space Shuttle Challengers smoke plume after its breakup 73 seconds after launch. ... The launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission 51L/STS-33, the 25th of the STS (Space Transportation System) program, began at an estimated time of 16:38:00. ...


Resnik was born in Akron, Ohio and attended Hebrew school. She graduated from Firestone High School. She received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University in 1970. That same year she married fellow student Michael Oldak. They divorced in 1974. Dr. Resnik earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1977 at the University of Maryland. After graduation from Carnegie Mellon, she was employed at RCA where she was a design engineer, and later worked with various NASA projects contracted to the company. Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Harvey S. Firestone High School is a public high school located on the northwest side of Akron, Ohio. ... Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ...


While working toward her doctorate, Resnik was affiliated with the National Institutes of Health as a biomedical engineer. Later, she was a systems engineer with Xerox Corporation. National Institutes of Health Building 50 at NIH Clinical Center - Building 10 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical research. ... Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) is the worlds largest supplier of toner-based (dry ink) photocopier machines and associated supplies. ...


Resnik was selected for the astronaut program in January 1978, and had served as a mission specialist on the maiden voyage of Space Shuttle Discovery, August-September 1984. She was likewise a mission specialist aboard the Challenger. Space Shuttle Discovery (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of three remaining spacecraft in the Space Shuttle fleet belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), along with Atlantis and Endeavour. ...


Posthumous honors

The Resnik crater, located within the Apollo impact basin on the far side of the Moon, was named in her honor. Resnik is a small lunar crater that is located within the interior of the huge Apollo impact basin, on the Moons far side. ... Apollo is an enormous impact crater located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. ... Far side of the Moon. ... Apparent magnitude: up to -12. ...


A dormitory at Carnegie Mellon is named in her honor and there is a statue commemorating her on the grounds as well. The school library at Firestone High School, Resnik's high school alma mater, was also named after her.


Fairlawn Elementary School in her hometown of Akron was renamed to Judith A. Resnik Community Learning Center when it reopened in December, 2006. There is also an elementary school in Gaithersburg, Maryland named in her honor, having been opened in 1992.


Resnik was portrayed by Julie Fulton in the 1990 TV movie Challenger. Challenger is a film based on the events surrounding the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. ...


Frankfurt incident

On January 5, 2003, a 31-year-old mentally disturbed German student named Franz Strambach stole a small motor glider and flew it around several skyscrapers in Frankfurt-am-Main, threatening to crash into the European Central Bank headquarters. He claimed on German television after his arrest that the purpose of this was to draw attention to Resnik. Gliders are un-powered heavier-than-air aircraft. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Headquarters Coordinates , , Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain Currency Euro ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves €43bn directly, €338bn through the Eurosystem (including gold deposits). ...


External links

  • Official NASA Bio
  • Challenger Center bio
  • Remarks of Senator John Glenn at the Memorial Service For Judith Resnik
STS-51-L Mission Patch
STS-51-L
Main articles: STS-51-L, Space Shuttle Challenger, Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, STS-51-L Mission timeline, Space Shuttle Challenger launch decision
Crew: Scobee (Cmdr), Smith, Resnik, Onizuka, McNair, Jarvis, McAuliffe
Crew photo of STS-51L

  Results from FactBites:
 
Judith Resnik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (274 words)
Judith Arlene Resnik (April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986) was an astronaut who died at the age of 36 in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster during the launch of the mission STS-51-L.
The Resnik crater, located within the Apollo impact basin on the far side of the Moon, was named in her honor.
Resnik was portrayed by Julie Fulton in the controversial 1990 TV movie Challenger, which was produced against the wishes of the Challenger families.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m