Ramon, Ilan

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Ramon, Ilan Gender: M
born on 20 June 1954
Place Tel Aviv, Israel, 32n04, 34e46
Timezone EEDT h3e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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Ilan Ramon


Israeli astronaut: Ilan Ramon was a Colonel in Israel Air Forceand Payload Specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.;The space vehicle broke up upon reentry on 2/01/2003 starting approximately 7:53 AM CST, over California to Texas. All seven astronauts were lost.

He graduated as a fighter pilot from Israel Air Force Flight School in 1974 and earned a Bachelor's degree in electronics and computer engineering from the University of Tel Aviv in 1987. In 1980, he became one of first Israeli pilots training to fly F-16s. Promoted to colonel in 1994, from 1994-1998, he was assigned as head of operational requirement for weapon development and acquisition. He was married, with four children.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Social : End a program of study 1974 (Israel Air Force Flight School)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1980 (Pilot flying the F-16's)
  • Social : End a program of study 1987 (B.A. in engineering, University of Tel Aviv)
  • Work : Gain social status 1994 (Promoted to colonel)
  • Work : New Job 1994 (Head of operational requirement for weapon development and acquisition)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 16 January 2003 at 10:39 AM in Cape Canaveral, FL (Launch of Columbia, 16-day mission)
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  • Death by Accident 1 February 2003 at 07:53 AM (Space Shuttle Columbia explosion, age 48)
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Source Notes

Contributed by Pat Esclavon Hardy, Tampa, FL, citing NASA and CNN news sources


  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Reentry breakup, explosion of space shuttle)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Israel Air Force colonel)
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Space Shuttle Columbia)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military