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Ellison Onizuka

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, engineer, and USAF test pilot 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ellison Onizuka has received more than 1,087,822 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Ellison Onizuka is the 36th most popular astronaut (up from 41st in 2019), the 2,094th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,288th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Ellison Onizuka ranks 36 out of 524Before him are Bruce McCandless II, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Roger B. Chaffee, Alan Bean, Frank Borman, and John Young. After him are Christa McAuliffe, Kalpana Chawla, Vladislav Volkov, Valeri Kubasov, Fred Haise, and Vladimir Dzhanibekov.

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Among people born in 1946, Ellison Onizuka ranks 137Before him are Billy Preston, Martin Kove, Linda Ronstadt, Pēteris Vasks, Laurent Fabius, and Candice Bergen. After him are Mohamed Abdelaziz, Jochen Mass, Artur Jorge, Issa Hayatou, Brenda Blethyn, and Tony Levin. Among people deceased in 1986, Ellison Onizuka ranks 66Before him are Marcel Dassault, Lilli Palmer, Megumu Tamura, Gabdulkhay Akhatov, Donna Reed, and Ernst Neufert. After him are Christa McAuliffe, Maurice Duruflé, Alfredo Binda, Arthur Grumiaux, Lyudmila Rudenko, and Gia Carangi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ellison Onizuka ranks 2,094 out of 18,182Before him are John Bates Clark (1847), Gregg Popovich (1949), Abner Doubleday (1819), Ken Wilber (1949), Eugene Nida (1914), and Bobby McFerrin (1950). After him are Ethel Barrymore (1879), Gabriel Macht (1972), Cyd Charisse (1922), Peter Benchley (1940), Sequoyah (1770), and Mary Parker Follett (1868).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Ellison Onizuka ranks 21Before him are Michael P. Anderson (1959), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Alan Bean (1932), Frank Borman (1928), and John Young (1930). After him are Christa McAuliffe (1948), Fred Haise (1933), Ken Mattingly (1936), Gordon Cooper (1927), Wally Schirra (1923), and Thomas P. Stafford (1930).