Judith Resnik bio

Birth Name: Judith A. Resnik

Occupation: Astronaut

Place Of Birth: Akron

Date Of Birth: April 5, 1949

Date Of Death: January 28, 1986

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Judith Resnik was born on the 5th of April, 1949. She was best known for being a Astronaut. The second American female astronaut and the first American Jewish astronaut, who died tragically in the Challenger explosion. She previously had been a part of mission aboard the Discovery.

Judith Resnik was born in Akron. She got a perfect score on the SAT in high school and later earned an electrical engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She logged 145 hours in space as mission specialist on the maiden voyage of Space Shuttle Discovery, two years before the Challenger accident.

Judith Resnik was a Aries and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Judith Resnik was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Judith A. Resnik is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Judith’s Judith A. Resnik attended Firestone High School, OH and Carnegie Mellon University, PA, University of Maryland, MA.


Judith Resnik’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Judith Resnik’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Judith Resnik kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Judith Resnik was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Judith A. Resnik
NICKNAME: Judith A. Resnik, Judith Resnik
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Judith Resnik was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Judith Resnik was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Judith Resnik had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Judith Resnik’s birth sign is Aries and she had a ruling planet of Mars.

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