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Ilan Ramon

Ilan Ramon

Status: Lost In Flight
6/20/1954 – 2/1/2003
Nationality: Israeli
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/16/2003
Last Flight: 1/16/2003

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.

Israeli Space Agency - ISA

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: ISA
  • Country: ISR

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