President Peres: In '74 I asked the Americans to sell us a space shuttle

President Shimon Peres on Wednesday revealed that already in 1974 he had asked the US to purchase a space shuttle, Army Radio reported. According to Peres, when he submitted the request he was subjected to ridicule. However, today, he said, everyone understands the importance of "conquering space." Peres was speaking at a Herzliya space conference dedicated to the memory of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon