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Ilan Ramon

  • Birth 20 Jun 1954 Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv District, Israel
  • Death 1 Feb 2003 Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Nahalal, Hatzafon (Northern District), Israel
  • Memorial ID 7135431

Israeli Astronaut. A Colonel in the Isreali Air Force, he was the first Israeli in fly in Outer Space. Before becoming an astronaut he had served in the Yom Kippur War in 1982. He was a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia. On February 1, 2003 NASA lost all communication and radar contact with the shuttle just minutes before a 9:16AM scheduled landing time. A short time later it was confirmed that the Columbia had exploded over eastern Texas, and that there were no survivors.

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  • Added: 1 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7135431
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ilan Ramon (20 Jun 1954–1 Feb 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7135431, citing Moshav Nahalal Cemetery, Nahalal, Hatzafon (Northern District), Israel ; Maintained by Find A Grave .