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Astronaut’s Paper Donated To University

March 24, 1988

AKRON, Ohio (AP) _ Technical papers and other scientific documents Judith A. Resnik used in her astronaut studies have been donated to the University of Akron by her father.

The collection is on display at the university until June. It is made up primarily of space agency briefing booklets that include charts and diagrams of the space shuttle and its components. Several contain scientific notes written in the margin by Ms. Resnik, who grew up in Akron.

Ms. Resnik, 36, was one of seven people killed Jan. 28, 1986, in an explosion of the space shuttle Challenger 73 seconds after liftoff.

The documents were among those found in Ms. Resnik’s office at Johnson Space Center in Houston after her death, said her father, Marvin Resnik. Ann Bolek, a biliographer who prepared the display, said the materials are all unclassified.

University officials said the collection will be of interest to people wishing to learn how the space shuttle operated but offers little information about Ms. Resnik.

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