US astronaut. She flew on the Discovery space shuttle mission in August–September 1984 during which three satellites were deployed. She was killed along with six fellow crew members on the Challenger space shuttle when it exploded soon after its launch on 28 January 1986. Resnik was a NASA support engineer working on the sounding rocket and telemetry system programmes before her selection as an astronaut in 1978.
Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.