Topic: Columbia Meidex remnants displayed in Israel
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 33940 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 02-02-2016 09:56 AM
The remnants of the Meidex experiment flown aboard space shuttle Columbia's ill-fated STS-107 mission in 2003 have arrived on display at the Ilan Ramon International Space Conference in Israel this week, reports Arutz Sheva.
In a special ceremony attended by Minister of Science and Technology Ofir Akunis (Likud), US Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, and Ramon Foundation head Rona Ramon, pieces of the Columbia space shuttle which carried Ilan Ramon as well as five [sic] other astronauts before it exploded 13 years ago were unveiled to the Israeli public. The pieces of the space shuttle are on loan from NASA and were provided at the request of Rona Ramon.
The unveiling took place on Tuesday [Feb. 2], as part of the Ilan Ramon International Space Conference, which was sponsored by the Israel Space Agency, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Fischer Institute. The Conference took at the Air Force House in Herziliya.
Rona was told by NASA Chief Charles Bolden last May that the pieces of the space shuttle will be loaned to Israel for the event.