Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Israel ready for return to space
Israel ready for return to space. Israel is ready to send another astronaut into space with NASA. Benny Elon, the chairman of the Knesset Science and Technology Committee, told a U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration delegation Monday that Israel would like to be involved in a new space mission. The delegation was in Israel to mark the five years since Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and six NASA astronauts died when the space shuttle Columbia burned up when re-entering the earth's atmosphere. Ramon's widow, Rona., also attended the meeting. The delegation of astronauts and scientists is scheduled to attend the Ramon family's memorial service Thursday.