Onizuka, Ellison S. (Ellison Shoji), 1946-1986

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Ellison Shoji Onizuka (エリソン・ショージ・オニヅカ, 鬼塚 承次, Onizuka Shōji, June 24, 1946 – January 28, 1986) was an American astronaut and engineer from Kealakekua, Hawaii, who successfully flew into space with the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-51-C. He died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger, on which he was serving as Mission Specialist for mission STS-51-L. He was the first Asian American and the first person of Japanese ancestry to reach space.
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referencedIn White House Office of Records Management File Systems (White House Central Files). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) Subject File. 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. White House Office of Records Managment (WHORM) Subject File case file PR007-02 366114 Ronald Reagan Library
referencedIn White House Office of Records Management File Systems (White House Central Files), 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) Subject File, 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. White House Office of Records Managment (WHORM) Subject File case file OS001 381110. Biographical Data: Ellison S. Onizuka. Ronald Reagan Library
contributorOf Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1903 - 2006. Headquarters Astronaut Interviews. 1965 - 1971. Astronaut interview, Ellison S. Onizuka National Archives at College Park
referencedIn White House Office of Records Management File Systems (White House Central Files), 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) Subject File, 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. White House Office of Records Managment (WHORM) Subject File case file OS001 381110. Talking Points and Information for Ronald Reagan's Condolence Call to Ellison S. Onizuka, ca. 1/29/1986, Ronald Reagan Library
referencedIn Records of the Extension Service, 1888 - 2000. Motion Picture Films and Video Recordings of 4-H and Youth Development Programs, 1951 - 1994. Assignment Forces, 10/7/1986. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Extension Service, 1888 - 2000. Motion Picture Films and Video Recordings of 4-H and Youth Development Programs, 1951 - 1994 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Extension Service, 1888 - 2000. Records Relating to National 4-H Camps and Conferences, 1977 - 1991 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Johnson Space Center Motion Picture Films and Video Recordings, 1985 - 1986. SHUTTLE FLIGHT 51L CREW TRAINING, 1985?. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Stock Footage, ca. 1960 - ca. 1987. MISSION 51-C FLIGHT CREW ACTIVITIES FOR TERMINAL COUNTDOWN DEMONSTRATION TEST (TCDT), 1/7/1985. National Archives at College Park
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referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011. STS-51C. STS51C-08-019 - STS-51C - STS-51C crew activities. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) (Reagan Administration), 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Presidential Audio Recordings, 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. President Ronald Reagan's Address to the Nation on the Explosion of The Space Shuttle Challenger from the Oval Office, 1/28/1986 Ronald Reagan Library
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006.Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011. STS-51C. STS51C-08-017 - STS-51C - STS-51C crew activities. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011. STS-51C. STS51C-08-021 - STS-51C - STS-51C crew activities. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011. STS-51C. STS51C-08-024 - STS-51C - STS-51C crew activities. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011File Unit: STS-51C. STS51C-08-005 - STS-51C - STS-51C crew activities. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011. STS-51C. STS51C-08-018 - STS-51C - STS-51C crew activities. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations, 1900 - 2003. Official Military Personnel Files, 1947 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File for Ellison Shoji Onizuka. National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011. STS-51C. STS51C-08-020 - STS-51C - STS-51C crew activities. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011. STS-51C. STS51C-08-006 - STS-51C - STS-51C crew activities. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011. STS-51C. STS51C-08-022 - STS-51C - STS-51C crew activities. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006. Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011. STS-51C. STS51C-08-016 - STS-51C - STS-51C crew activities. National Archives at College Park
Place Name Admin Code Country
Florida FL US
Hawaii HI US
Subject
Challenger (Space shuttle)
Test pilots--20th century
Air Force Research
Astronautics
Challenger (Spacecraft)--Accidents
Engineering
Occupation
Astronauts
Military officers
Engineer
Astronaut
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Birth 1946-06-24

Death 1986-01-28

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Americans

English

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