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Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center

Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center Review

This informative museum, located at the airport, was opened as a tribute to Hawaii's first astronaut, who was killed in the 1986 Challenger disaster. The space center has computer-interactive exhibits. You can launch a miniature rocket and rendezvous with an object in space, feel the effects of gyroscopic stabilization, participate in hands-on science activities, and view educational films.

Updated: 01-06-2014

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