Israel Science and Technology Directory

Ilan Ramon Commemoration Events

Israel opens new international airport, named for Ramon - January 21, 2019

Israel inaugurated a new international airport Monday in its desert south, meant to boost tourism to the nearby Red Sea and serve as an emergency alternative to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport in times of conflict. The Ilan & Asaf Ramon Airport airport is named for Israel’s first astronaut, and for his F-16 pilot son. Source: Times of Israel

Rona Ramon, widow of Columbia astronaut Ilan Ramon, passed away - December 17, 2018

Ilan and Rona Ramon
Ilan and Rona Ramon

Rona Ramon, widow of Columbia Space Shuttle astronaut and IAF hero Ilan Ramon, has passed away at the age 54 after battling cancer.

Mrs. Ramon was survived by three children.

Israel National News

60th birthday of Ilan Ramon - June 20, 2014

On June 20, 2014 Google posted the following image as Google Doodle on Google search pages that were served in Israel.

60th birthday of Ilan Ramon

The image was created by Jon Wiley and Micheal Lopez

Fourth Anniversary - February 1, 2007