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 Ilan Ramon

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Ilan Ramon Famous memorial

Birth
Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv District, Israel
Death
1 Feb 2003 (aged 48)
Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas, USA
Burial
Nahalal, Northern District, Israel
Memorial ID
7135431 View Source

Israeli Astronaut. A Colonel in the Israeli 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 9:16 a.m. - scheduled landing time. A short time later, it was confirmed that the Columbia had exploded over eastern Texas, and that there were no survivors.

Israeli Astronaut. A Colonel in the Israeli 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 9:16 a.m. - 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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 1 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7135431
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7135431/ilan-ramon: accessed ), memorial page for Ilan Ramon (20 Jun 1954–1 Feb 2003), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7135431, citing Moshav Nahalal Cemetery, Nahalal, Northern District, Israel; Maintained by Find a Grave.