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AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: Notable Asian American Astronauts #‎myinspirasian‬ ‪#‎apahistory‬ ‪#‎apalegacy

Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian American in space. She died along with the other team members of the STS 107 Space Shuttle Columbia when it exploded.

 Ellison Onizuka

Japanese American astronaut Ellison Onizuka died in the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 with six other crew members. Onizuka Air Force Station in Sunnyvale, California is named in his honor.

 

 

Taylor Wang

Taylor Gun Jin Wang was the first Chinese American in space aboard STS 51-B in 1985. Initially his experiment aboard the Challenger was a failure. NASA denied his request to repair his instrument, but he insisted and eventually completed the experiment successfully.

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  1. RE: AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: Notable Asian American Astronauts: we Sikhs are in forefront and yet like Jews we are without our own country and the area we had as our kingdom was bartered with Pakistan on the dissecting of India in 1947

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