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Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:00 am

Judith Resnik’s courageous story was the inspiration for my sermon for the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation’s Sisterhood Shabbat featuring Jewish women of science. She was the first Jewish woman astronaut, but shunned such publicity, saying, “I just want to be an astronaut, period!”  

The Challenger disaster happened 30 years ago on Jan. 28, but for Mark Salita, Ph.D., it’s like it happened yesterday.  

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