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Aerospace company names spacecraft in honor of Hawaii astronaut Ellison Onizuka

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                                Ellison Onizuka was the first Asian American astronaut. He died on Jan. 28, 1986.

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    Ellison Onizuka was the first Asian American astronaut. He died on Jan. 28, 1986.

Aerospace technology company Northrop Grumman has named its NG-16 Cygnus spacecraft in honor of Hawaii astronaut Ellison Onizuka, who was one of seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on Jan, 28, 1986. Read more

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