Ilan Ramon

Second Israeli in space a cause for celebration - editorial

Israelis, supporters of Israel and space travel enthusiasts will be rooting for the crew as they follow the progress of the exciting 10-day Rakia mission, which is set to dock at the ISS on Saturday.

On This Day: Israel's Ilan Ramon dies in Columbia space shuttle disaster in 2003

During its launch, the space shuttle orbiter's left wing was damaged when part of the polyurethane foam insulation on the external tank broke off. This would lead to the disaster upon reentry


The magic of Mitzpe Ramon

Mitzpe Ramon is a small town in the southern Negev desert established three years after the State of Israel was founded.


Israel's next astronaut will lead scientific research on private space trip

Axiom Space, the company organizing the trip, said that at least 25 experiments will be conducted in space, requiring over 100 hours of research work conducted by the astronauts.

Jessica Meir prepares to be submerged in NASA's 6.2 million gallon Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.

Jewish-American astronaut Jessica Meir addresses TAU

“Israel is a very important part of me,” Meir said, mentioning the personal items she brought to the International Space Station, such as an Israeli flag and Hanukkah socks.


Ilan Ramon, Israel’s 1st astronaut, and the meaning of life

As a 23-year-old fighter pilot, Ramon was pondering his purpose in the world. A professor offered insight.

Portait of Ilan Ramon standing in front of an F16 aircraft.

IDF releases new footage of Ilan Ramon discussing Operation Opera

The former fighter pilot and astronaut discussed the connection between the strike, his mother who survived the Holocaust and his mission to space.

The dramatic diaries of Ilan and Asaf Ramon - book review

Once Ramon was in space, the impending disaster added pathos to the diary entries and emails, many of which expressed Ramon’s desire for his wife and his devoted and thoughtful fatherhood.


Who is Israel’s next astronaut?

A colleague of Ilan Ramon, former IAF pilot Eytan Stibbe aims high.

Grapevine May 12, 2021: Wars and conquests

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

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