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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #40 on: 08/24/2013 02:11 AM »
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.
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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #41 on: 08/24/2013 02:16 AM »
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.

There is an awesome clip of Judy and Brokaw covering a shuttle flight together on the NBC learn website.. You should check it out! It is from 1981 i believe. Its worth a look!
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
   - Judy Resnik

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #42 on: 08/24/2013 02:18 AM »
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
   - Judy Resnik

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #43 on: 08/24/2013 02:22 AM »
"Houston its up.. And its big."
Judys response to Mission Conrol upon extending the solar ray.
Had to include that one :)
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
   - Judy Resnik

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #44 on: 08/24/2013 02:24 AM »
J.R. positioned the RMS into the shape of a 'D' for Discovery
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
   - Judy Resnik

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #45 on: 08/24/2013 02:33 AM »
Judy said that sleeping in space was quite comfortable and compared the sleeping arrangements to that of a 'summer camp' style. She was the only crew member not to endure the lower back pain that is commonly experienced in space, stating that she was 'the first woman to go to bed with 5 guys all of whom had back aches." :)
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
   - Judy Resnik

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #46 on: 08/24/2013 02:37 AM »
Work and play!
Judy and Hawley having a little fun abord Discovery and walking on the treadmill!
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #47 on: 08/24/2013 02:45 AM »
Home sweet home!
According to Mullane, Judy chose not to wear her anti-G suit upon reentry and suffered a bit ..
"She was deathly pale, sweating profusely, and unable to stand from her seat for many minutes."
- Mullane (Riding Rockets)
Although I am sure Judy wouldnt want anyone to know this.. :)
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
   - Judy Resnik

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #48 on: 08/24/2013 02:46 AM »
Greeting friends and family upon landing
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
   - Judy Resnik

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #49 on: 08/24/2013 02:49 AM »
Post flight inspection from the crew of the orbiter
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
   - Judy Resnik

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #50 on: 08/24/2013 02:52 AM »
Judy in her office at JSC.. Look closely at the photo hanging in the upper right hand corner.. Is that a man in a speedo?? Possibly of her crush.. Tom Selleck?!! Haha! Go Judy!
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #51 on: 08/24/2013 03:05 AM »
Well, I shall call it quits for the night. I hope you all enjoyed my little pictorial tribute to Dr. Judith Arlene Resnik. I will resume tomorrow with my photos of the Challenger training... so be sure to bring your box of tissues :(
I will leave you with a hysterical article written by Mike Coats about a funny incident that happened to the 41-D crew.. Thank yous to Ares67 for the link.
Enjoy and goodnight my fellow space junkies!

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=27635.0;attach=399946
"I want to do everything there is to be done..."
   - Judy Resnik

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #52 on: 08/24/2013 03:24 AM »
STS-41D was one of the 5 launches I saw (others were STS-4, -29, -50, and -135).  Thanks for sharing this!

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #53 on: 08/24/2013 04:37 AM »
STS-41D was one of the 5 launches I saw (others were STS-4, -29, -50, and -135).  Thanks for sharing this!
41-D was the first Shuttle mission I worked (payload processing) and the first Shuttle I watched lift off in person (after also watching the abort).  51-L was the last I worked and witnessed.  I don't think that I've realized until just now that Judy was a common denominator. 

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #54 on: 08/24/2013 07:10 AM »
Judy Resnik was magnificent in every way. Thank you for all the pictures, history and anecdotes.
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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #55 on: 08/24/2013 05:07 PM »
I wish I had students like you Ash! :)  Judy's life and accomplishments are still a great role model for any young woman...
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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #56 on: 08/24/2013 05:26 PM »
Beautiful tribute to Dr. Resnik!

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #57 on: 08/24/2013 06:17 PM »
Nice stories and collection, thanks !

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #58 on: 08/25/2013 09:04 AM »
...I apologize in advance if I have posted this thread in the incorrect section or are repeating a topic...
No need to apologize, sharing such information is a big part of what this forum is all about, whether it's celebrating a person or a piece of hardware.

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Re: Our beloved Judy Resnik
« Reply #59 on: 08/25/2013 08:16 PM »
Nice thread Ash.

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