Ilan Ramon

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Ilan Ramon

Colonel Ilan Ramon (Hebrew: אילן רמון, born Ilan Wolferman; June 20, 1954 - February 1, 2003) was an Israeli pilot and the first Israeli astronaut and Israeli national hero. He was a member of STS-107 mission crew and he died during Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003. His mother survived holocaust (at Auschwitz concentration camp) and his father fought for Israeli independence.

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