Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Onizuka

Ellison Shoji

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  24.06.1946
Birthplace:  Kealakekua, Kona / Hawaii
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  died 28.01.1986
Date of death:  28.01.1986
Place of death:  Cape Canaveral / Florida

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51C  MSP  24.01. - 27.01.1985 3d 01h 33m 
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Total  3d 01h 33m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor and Master of science in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado, 1969; Lieutenant Colonel, USAF; research engineer; died in the Challenger disaster (STS-51L); hobbies: Running, hunting, fishing, sports; in honor of his work the Sunnyvale Air Force Station was renamed in Onizuka AFB and the asteroid 3355 was named after him.

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