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NASA

Mildred Cohn

Biochemist Mildred Cohn used new technology to measure organic reactions in living cells.

Judith Resnik

The second female American astronaut to travel into space, Judith Resnik is remembered for her death in the tragic Challenger explosion.

Judith Resnik, first American Jewish astronaut and second woman in space

August 30, 1984

Judith Resnik, first American Jewish astronaut and second woman in space

Remembering Judith Resnik, the first Jewish American woman in space

Judith Resnik never showed any particular interest in space travel – but when NASA began recruiting women and minorities, she decided to apply anyway.

Isabelle Charlotte Weinstein Goldenson, 1921 - 2005

I am profoundly grateful to the Israel Cancer Research Fund for honoring my mother, Isabelle Charlotte Weinstein Goldenson, as a Woman of Action. She would have been beyond grateful because, quite frankly, she never received credit during her lifetime for all that she accomplished. She was constantly eclipsed by my father's visibility (although he never sought recognition himself). Theirs was a partnership of sixty years. He was a business visionary; she was an eleemosynary visionary. He convinced the motion picture industry to produce television.

Challenger space shuttle explodes with astronaut Judith Resnik on board

January 28, 1986

The Challenger space shuttle exploded 73 seconds after lift-off, killing the first Jewish astronaut in space, Judith Resnik, along with her six fellow crew members.

Judith Resnik

One of the seven crew members who died in the tragic explosion of the space shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986, Judith (“J.R.”) Resnik was a pioneer for women entering NASA’s space program, and the second American woman astronaut to travel in space.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "NASA." (Viewed on September 30, 2014) <http://jwa.org/tags/nasa>.

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