News Brief 2/1/2012, Shevat 8, 5772
9th Anniversary of Astronaut Ilan Ramon
Wednesday February 1st marks the 9th anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle crash which took the life of Israeli Col. Ilan Ramon along with six others. Memorials will be held throughout Israel including special session in high schools. Israel Space Agency also marked the occasion.
Ramon also participated in Operation Opera in 1981 which eliminated Iraq's nuclear weapons capabilities.