Ilan Ramon

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Birthday
20, 1954
Birthplace
Ramat Gan, Israel
Death Date
Feb 1, 2003 (48)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
20, 1954
Birthplace
Ramat Gan, Israel
Death Date
Feb 1, 2003 (48)

About

The first Israeli astronaut, he was killed in Space Shuttle Columbia's re-entry accident.

Before Fame

He was a fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force.

Trivia

He is the first foreign recipient of the U.S. Congressional Space Medal of Honor, awarded posthumously.

Family Life

He was married and had four children.

Associated With

He and Kaplana Chawla both died aboard Columbia and both were the first NASA astronauts from their respective countries.