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Ilan Ramon

Israeli - ( ISA)

Lost In Flight

Date of Birth: June 20, 1954
Date of Death: Feb. 1, 2003


Ilan Ramon (born June 20, 1954 – February 1, 2003) was an Israeli fighter pilot and later the first Israeli astronaut for NASA. Ramon was the space shuttle payload specialist of STS-107, the fatal mission of Columbia, in which he and six other crew members were killed in the re-entry accident. At 48, he was the oldest member of the crew. Ramon is the only foreign recipient of the United States Congressional Space Medal of Honor, which he was awarded posthumously.

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-107

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 16, 2003, 3:39 p.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-107 was the 113th flight of the Space Shuttle program, and the disastrous final flight of Space Shuttle Columbia. The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 16, 2003, and during its 15 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, 32 seconds in orbit conducted a multitude of international scientific experiments.

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