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Ellison Shoji Onizuka

Ellison Onizuka

Born: 24 June 1946, Kealakekua , Hawaii, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 28 January 1986 (Challenger explosion)

Group: NASA Group 8 (16 January 1978)

Status: Deceased


FAI Flights:
24 January 1985
3 days, 1 hours, 33 minutes, 23 seconds


Non-Qualifying Flights with Significance:
51-L 28 January 1986 73 seconds

  BS (Aerospace Engineering), University of Colorado, 1969
  MS (Aerospace Engineering), University of Colorado, 1969

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.


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