Biographies of International Astronauts

Ramon

Ilan

Israel

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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.06.1954
Birthplace:  Tel Aviv
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  ??.05.1997
Selection group:  Israel
Position:  PSP
Status:  died 01.02.2003
Date of death:  01.02.2003
Place of death:  over Texas

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-107  PSP  16.01. - 01.02.2003 15d 22h 20m 
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Total  15d 22h 20m 
           

Additional information

Note: Ramon is not his orginal last name, he was born as Ilan Wolfermann (son of Eliezer Wolfermann and Tonia 'Tova' Kreppel). Both Ilan and his brother Gadi changed their name to Ramon when they entered the Israeli Air Force (many Israelis who settle in Israel change their names to Hebrew ones). Ramon means 'pomegranate', and uses some of the letters of the name Wolfermann.
Bachelor of science in electronics and computer engineering from the University of Tel Aviv, 1987; Fighter Pilot and Colonel Israel Air Force; hobbies: Skiing, squash; died in the Columbia tragedy (STS-107) on February 01, 2003.

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