Born: 20 June 1954, Tel Aviv, Israel
Died: 1 February 2003 (Breakup of Columbia on STS-107)
Group: IDF Astronaut Selection ( 1997)
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Ramon, an Israeli Air Force colonel, was the first Israeli astronaut. He was married with four children at the time of his death. He was the payload specialist on STS-107 and had bachelor degrees in electronics and computer engineering from University of Tel Aviv.