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Ilan Ramon's 60th Birthday - Ilan Ramon was an Israeli fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force, and later the first Israeli astronaut.

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

Colonel Ilan Ramon was an Israeli Air Force combat pilot and the first Israeli astronaut to take part in a space mission, the fatal Space Shuttle Columbia mission. Colonel Ramon accumulated over 3,000 flight hours on the A-4, Mirage III-C, and F-4, and over 1,000 flight hours on the F-16. Ramon's journey into space occurred as Israelis continued to suffer through a horrendous period of violence and helped lift the nation's spirits. Ramon was a national hero and a symbol of hope.

Colonel Ilan Ramon was an Israeli Air Force combat pilot and the first Israeli astronaut to take part in a space mission, the fatal Space Shuttle Columbia mission. Colonel Ramon accumulated over 3,000 flight hours on the A-4, Mirage III-C, and F-4, and over 1,000 flight hours on the F-16. Ramon's journey into space occurred as Israelis continued to suffer through a horrendous period of violence and helped lift the nation's spirits. Ramon was a national hero and a symbol of hope.

A video in memory to Ilan Ramon

A video in memory to The first Israeli Astronaut.

Columbia was destroyed on Feb. 1, 2003, during its return to Earth, because of a hole in its wing that allowed in super-hot atmospheric gases.  From left, front row: commander Rick Husband, Kalpana Chawla, pilot William McCool. Back row: David Brown, Laurel Clark, Michael Anderson and Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon.  Posted February 1, 2013

Looking back: The Columbia shuttle tragedy

The Columbia crew. From the left: Mission Specialist David Brown, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla and Michael Anderson, Pilot William McCool and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon.

This image of the STS-107 shuttle Columbia crew in orbit was recovered from wreckage inside an undeveloped film canister. From left (bottom row): Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; Rick Husband, commander; Laurel Clark, mission specialist; and Ilan Ramon

This image of the shuttle Columbia crew in orbit was recovered from wreckage inside an undeveloped film canister. From left (bottom row): Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and Ilan Ramon

Ilan Ramon by Oleg Kuklin now featured on ArtDealer

Oleg Kuklin (sculptor) was born in 1966 in the former USSR. In 1981 - he studied in Art College named after Vasnetsov in Moscow. Oleg works in a genre of a realistic, figurative sculpture with.

#41 - Asteroids - Ilan Ramon - 1st July by The Interplanetary Podcast on SoundCloud

#41 - Asteroids - Ilan Ramon - 1st July by The Interplanetary Podcast on SoundCloud

Ilan Ramon Memorial & Museum, Makhtesh Ramon

The new memorial and museum for Ilan Ramon is part of the new Makhtesh Ramon visitor center, on the edge of the 'crater' in Mitzpe Ramon.

Ilan Ramon: Jewish Star

Ilan Ramon: Jewish Star

June 20, 1954:  Ilan Ramon, Israeli pilot and astronaut, was born in Tel Aviv. He was among the 7 astronauts killed in the US Columbia space shuttle tragedy Feb 1, 2003.

June Ilan Ramon, Israeli pilot and astronaut, was born in Tel Aviv. He was among the 7 astronauts killed in the US Columbia space shuttle tragedy Feb

L'équipage de la mission STS-107 de la navette Columbia - Accident - Février 2003 - NASA - David Brown - Laurel Clark - Michael Anderson - Ilan Ramon - Rick Husband - Kalpana Chawla - William McCool

L'équipage de la mission STS-107 de la navette Columbia - Accident - Février 2003 - NASA - David Brown - Laurel Clark - Michael Anderson - Ilan Ramon - Rick Husband - Kalpana Chawla - William McCool

Ilan Ramon Memorial & Museum, Mitzpe Ramon

The new memorial and museum for Ilan Ramon is part of the new Makhtesh Ramon visitor center, on the edge of the 'crater' in Mitzpe Ramon.

2004 First Israeli Astronaut in Space | Ilan Ramon | History of Israel - Technology Stamps

History of Israel - Technology Stamps

Ilan Ramon: Jewish Star by Devra Newberger Speregen. $13.00. Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society (February 1, 2004). Author: Devra Newberger Speregen. Reading level: Ages 9 and up. Publication: February 1, 2004

Ilan Ramon: Jewish Star by Devra Newberger Speregen. $13.00. Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society (February 1, 2004). Author: Devra Newberger Speregen. Reading level: Ages 9 and up. Publication: February 1, 2004

Israeli youth participate in a re-enactment of Col. Ilan Ramon's experiment performed in the Columbia space shuttle in 2003. Photo by Gili Yaari/Flash90

Israeli youth participate in a re-enactment of Col. Ilan Ramon's experiment performed in the Columbia space shuttle in Photo by Gili