Astronaut Judith Resnik

Astronaut Judith Resnik (HMT8B)

Location: Akron, OH 44313 Summit County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 7.171', W 81° 33.998'

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"The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future and we'll continue to follow..."
President Ronald Reagan

As the second American woman in space, Judith Resnik (1949-1986) paved the way for the future of women in space exploration. A gifted science and music student and valedictorian of Firestone High School's class of 1966, she earned a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1977 and was accepted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as an astronaut candidate in 1978. Her first flight was on the inaugural mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1984. Resnik was aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger as a mission specialist on January 28, 1986, when it exploded just 73 seconds after lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. All seven crewmembers died in the explosion.
HM NumberHMT8B
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number24-77
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 12:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 452431 N 4552179
Decimal Degrees41.11951667, -81.56663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 7.171', W 81° 33.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 7' 10.26" N, 81° 33' 59.88" W
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Area Code(s)216, 330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 395-409 Rampart Ave, Akron OH 44313, US
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