- Category : Travel-Astronaut
- Type : ME
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Education 1
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.