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Space Shuttle Columbia: From Shoah to the stars

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/culture/article/space_shuttle_columbia_from_shoah_to_the_stars

On Feb. 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere, tragically taking the lives of all seven astronauts on board. Among those who never returned home were Israeli Air Force Col. Ilan Ramon — Israel’s first and only astronaut — and a miniature Torah dating back to the Holocaust.

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