JUDITH A. "JUDY" RESNIK - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 51492
JUDY RESNIK Color publicity photograph of Judy Resnik during her training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Official NASA Photograph signed: "Judy Resnik" at right margin. Color, 8x10 overall, image 6x9 (one surface). Taken during Resnik's training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, August 28, 1978.
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Color publicity photograph of Judy Resnik during her training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
Official NASA Photograph signed: "Judy Resnik" at right margin. Color, 8x10 overall, image 6x9 (one surface). Taken during Resnik's training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, August 28, 1978. Eight-line caption on verso, in part: "ASTRONAUT CANDIDATE IN SURVIVAL TRAINING---Astronaut Candidate Judith A. Resnik is suspended for a short period of time in a parachute harness during one of many training exercises at a survival training course at Vance Air Force Base, near Enid, Oklahoma...." Judy Resnik (1949-1986), the first Jewish astronaut, first flew as a mission specialist on STS 41-D, which launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on August 30, 1984. This was the maiden flight of the orbiter Discovery. During this seven-day mission, the crew successfully activated the OAST-1 solar cell wing experiment, deployed three satellites and operated the CFES-III student crystal growth experiment and the photography experiments using the IMAX motion picture camera. On the morning of January 28, 1986, 72 seconds after liftoff, the second in a series of NASA's manned orbiting space shuttles exploded. Resnik and six fellow Challenger STS 51-L crew members were killed. In the 25-year history of the NASA Programs, three tragedies have occurred: the first claimed the lives of three astronauts during a launch pad fire; the second, the catastrophe of Challenger - one day after the nineteenth anniversary of Apollo 1; and the third, the explosion of Columbia STS-107 killing all seven astronauts, 16 minutes from home. Fine condition.
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