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Onizuka, Ellison Shoji

Born: 1946 AD
Died: 1986 AD, at 39 years of age.

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.


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