Ellison Shoji Onizuka
Born: 24 June 1946, Kealakekua , Hawaii, United States
Died: 28 January 1986 (Challenger explosion)
Group: NASA Group 8 (16 January 1978)
|1||51-C||24 January 1985||3 days, 1 hours, 33 minutes, 23 seconds|
|Non-Qualifying Flights with Significance:|
|51-L||28 January 1986||73 seconds|
Onizuka was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force. He was a mission specialist aboard 51-L. Ellison had both a bachelor and master of science degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado. He left behind a wife and two daughters.