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Near Mitspe Ramon, Southern District, Israel — West Asia (the Levant in the Middle East)
 

The Human Spirit and the Spirit of the Earth

"Thine are the heavens, thine also the earth" (Psalm 89:11)

 
 
The Human Spirit and the Spirit of the Earth Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Erez Speiser, December 2018
1. The Human Spirit and the Spirit of the Earth Marker
Inscription.  Even from space, Makhtesh Ramon appears as a masterpiece of the spirit of the earth. This is the genesis landscape from which Ilan Ramon's name is taken. This is the most fitting place to commemorate the Space Shuttle Columbia crew, who perished on a mission for humanity on February 1,2003. The age-old basalt hills of Karne Ramon will henceforth be a monument to the courageous spirit of those who soared the heights.

The Astronauts:
Rick Husband · William McCool · Kalpana Chawla · Michael Anderson · David Brown· Laurel Clark · Ilan Ramon
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisasters. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 2003.
 
Location. 30° 30.383′ N, 34° 38.55′ E. Marker is near Mitspe Ramon, Southern District. Marker can be reached from Route 171, 2 kilometers Route 171. Junction between road #171 and the Red marked road leading to Mount Ramon. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Regarding The Human Spirit and the Spirit of the Earth. On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon reentering Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members. Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli
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astronaut was One of the crew members on board. The fact that Ilan’s last name is the same as the biggest Makhtesh in the word lead to the idea to set up a memorial site in the area. The specific spot was chosen, because it has an amazing vista on the 7 black hills that rise from the base of the crater just below. Each hill is named after one of the seven astronauts.
 
Also see . . .  Makhtesh Ramon Road Trip. (Submitted on December 1, 2018, by Erez Speiser of Rakefet.)
 
The name of each hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Erez Speiser, November 29, 2018
2. The name of each hill
Each hill was named after one of the seven astronauts
Karney Ramon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Erez Speiser, November 29, 2018
3. Karney Ramon
The seven basalt hills at the bottom of the crater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2018, by Erez Speiser of Rakefet. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2018, by Erez Speiser of Rakefet. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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