2016-02-17 / Mideast

Astronaut’s equipment on display in Israel

Pieces of equipment used by Ilan Ramon, a member of the ill-fated Columbia space shuttle crew 13 years ago, went on display in Israel.

Ramon and the six other astronauts aboard the shuttle were killed when Columbia broke apart upon reentry into the earth’s atmosphere. The exhibition on loan from NASA includes the camera Ramon used on the shuttle, his control system, a recording drive and other pieces of electronic equipment, the Times of Israel reported. It also includes parts of the Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment he was working on in space. (JTA)

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