Pieces of equipment used by Ilan Ramon, a member of the ill-fated Columbia space shuttle crew 13 years ago, went on display in Israel.
Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon died in the fatal Columbia accident. Six years later, his son died in the IDF. Today, his widow emerges as an inspiration.
Ten years after the death of Ilan Ramon on the space shuttle Columbia, Israel is ready to train a new astronaut.
A space center that opened in the Arab-Israeli city of Taybeh was not named for the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon following opposition from city residents.
Israel will be trying to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records next week. Of course, Israel is often seen as a place of extremes, but this attempt at record-breaking has nothing to do with the usual political headlines or social disagreements.
Israelis are united today in grief following the tragic death of Asaf Ramon, son of the late fighter pilot and astronaut Ilan Ramon. The younger Ramon had followed in his father’s footsteps into the Israeli Air Force, and was killed Sunday afternoon when his Israel Air Force F-16 crashed in the South Hebron Hills. News reports are here, here, and here. According to this article and some of the others reports, the cause of the crash is not known. Asaf Ramon was buried next to his father Monday afternoon at Kibbutz Nahalal in Northern Israel.