Home » Astronauts » Onizuka, Ellison Shoji

Onizuka, Ellison Shoji

Born: 1946 AD
Died: 1986 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Astronauts
1946 – Born on the 24th of June in Keopu, Hawaii.

1964 – He graduated from Konawaena High School in Kealakekua.

1969 – He received a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering.

       – He participated in Air Force ROTC during his time there and is an alumnus of Triangle Fraternity.

1970 – He entered active duty with the United States Air Force, where he served as a flight test engineer and as a test pilot.

1975 – He was assigned to the Test Flight Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

       – He became a squadron test flight engineer at the Test Pilot School.

1978 – He was selected for the astronaut program.

1979 – He worked in the experimentation team, Orbiter test team, and launch support crew at the kennedy Space Center.

1985 – He was accompanied by the commander Ken Mattingly.

1986 – He died on the 28th of January in Cape Canaveral, Florida.