Near Mitspe Ramon, Southern District, Israel
The Human Spirit and the Spirit of the Earth
“Thine are the heavens, thine also the earth” (Psalm 89:11)
Rick Husband · William McCool · Kalpana Chawla · Michael Anderson · David Brown· Laurel Clark · Ilan Ramon
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 from Route 171. Touch for map. Junction between road #171 and the Red marked road leading to Mount Ramon.
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 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
Also see . . . Makhtesh Ramon Road Trip. (Submitted on December 1, 2018, by Erez Speiser of Rakefet.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2018, by Erez Speiser of Rakefet. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2018, by Erez Speiser of Rakefet. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.