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2014 Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day

Saturday, January 25, 2014
8:00 am - 3:15 pm
at the University of Hawai‘i - Hilo

Astronaut Ellison Onizuka
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You are invited to join us for a day of science and space exploration!
This is a free event. On-line registration is open to students in grades 4-12, and parents, and teachers of any grade level.


This is the 14th anniversary of the Astronaut Onizuka Science Day and the 29th anniversary of Ellison Onizuka's first flight into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery, STS 51-C, which launched on January 24, 1985.


   Use the links above to read about the workshops being offered this year, to register, to see a list of sponsors, resource links, and UH-H campus map.   Also see this list of free interactive displays that will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.   Here is the schedule for Saturday.

   You may download and print these handouts (.pdf files)         [Install Acrobat Reader if you need to.]

Seating will be limited. Use the online registration form. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Workshop assignments will be based upon selections and space availability. A confirmation will be sent later to all registered participants.

Astronuat Onizuka enjoying a meal onboard the Space Shuttle, NASA photo.   NASA Challenger Crew photograph
"Make your life count and the world will be a better place because you tried." -- Ellison Onizuka

Born and raised in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawai‘i, Ellison Onizuka graduated from Konawaena High School in 1964 and from the University of Colorado with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Receiving a commission in the United States Air Force through ROTC, he was an aerospace flight test engineer at McClellan Air Force Base, and at the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base while logging more than 1,700 hours flying time. Selected as an astronaut candidate in January 1978, he first flew as a mission specialist on STS 51-C, the first Space Shuttle Department of Defense mission, which launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 24, 1985; STS-51-C Discovery completed 48 orbits of the Earth with Ellison logging a total of 74 hours in space. Colonel Onizuka was a mission specialist on STS-51-L, Challenger, which was launched from Kennedy Space Center at 11:38 EST on January 28, 1986. The STS-51-L crew died on January 28, 1986 when Challenger exploded 1 minute 13 seconds after launch.

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