Ilan Ramon

Astronaut

1954 – 2003

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Who was Ilan Ramon?

Ilan Ramon was an Israeli fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force, and later the first Israeli astronaut.

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.

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Born
Jun 20, 1954
Ramat Gan
Also known as
  • Ilan Wolferman
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Israelis
Nationality
  • Israel
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Tel Aviv University
    Electronics and Computer engineering
    ( - 1987)
Died
Feb 1, 2003
Texas

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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