Ellison Onizuka

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Birthday
24, 1946
Birthplace
Kealakekeua, HI
Death Date
Jan 28, 1988 (41)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1946
Birthplace
Kealakekeua, HI
Death Date
Jan 28, 1988 (41)

About

Astronaut aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-51-C and the first Asian-American to fly into space.

Before Fame

He served as a test pilot in the U.S. Air Force, before being selected for the astronaut program by NASA.

Trivia

He was on Space Shuttle Challenger when it was destroyed shortly after launch due to a fuel tank rupturing.

Family Life

He had two daughters with wife Lorna Leiko Yoshida, whom he married in 1969.

Associated With

Judith Resnik was also one of the crew on the Space Shuttle Challenger when it was destroyed.