I had a strong crush on Judy Resnik. I had to sit down when Tom Brokaw started to cry as he talked about just having sent her flowers.
She was a remarkable woman, an astronaut, a concert-quality pianist, and just plain mentally "present". I used to love watching her eyes in interviews, because she was just so obviously all there, and then some.
She was lovely.
It was she who turned on her own PEAP, then crept forward in the falling cabin and turned on those of Mike Smith and Frank Scobee.
Thanks for the tribute. It should be mentioned that all of those folks, not just Ms. Resnik, were pretty stellar.