Astronaut Judith Resnik - Akron, OH (24-77)
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N 41° 07.172 W 081° 33.999
17T E 452429 N 4552181
The Astronaut Judith Resnik Historical Marker is part of a memorial to her and US Navy Aviator Stuart Powrie. It is located at the Firestone High School which Ms. Resnik graduated from in 1966. It is located at 333 Rampart Ave in Akron, OH
Waymark Code: WM3BYV
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 03/11/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
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The Historical Marker Reads:
"Astronaut Judith Resnik

"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 candidates died in the explosion.

The Ohio Bicentennial Commission
The International Paper Company Foundation
The Ohio Historical Society

The bench reads:
"They overcame the drag of gravity with the lift of dreams.
Resnik - Powrie Memorial

Judith A. Resnik N.A.S.A. Astronaut
Stuart R. Powrie U.S. Navy Blue Angel

Class of 1966"
Marker Number: 24-77

County: Summit

Significance of Location: Person

Bicentenial Mark: yes

Website address: [Web Link]

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

Additional Coordinate description: Not listed

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