This Day in Jewish History / Female Astronaut Who Would Die in Shuttle Explosion Is Born

Judith Resnik was recruited with the help of 'Star Trek's' Lt. Uhura and would become the first American Jew in space.

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April 5, 1949, is the birthdate of Judith Resnik, the electrical engineer-turned-NASA astronaut who was killed with five other crew members in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger on January 28,...