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Jewish Women on the Map - Firestone High School

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Firestone High School
33 Rampart Avenue
Akron, OH
United States

Library here is named for Judith Resnik, a 1966 graduate who went on to become the first Jew and the second woman to travel in space.

An electrical engineer by training, Resnik flew on the space shuttle "Discovery's" first mission. In 1986, she was killed when the shuttle "Challenger" exploded shortly after lift-off. She was 36 years old.

Photo: NASA

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Birthplace/home/school/workplace of a history maker
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Submitted by

Joanne Cohen

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Firestone High School." (Viewed on April 17, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/firestone-high-school>.