Ten Years After Death of Ilan Ramon, Talks Underway to Train New Israeli Astronaut

The Science and Technology Ministry stated that initial talks with international bodies were recently begun to look into the possibility and implications of training an Israeli astronaut.

Israel Space Agency chairman Yitzhak Ben Israel said on Wednesday that talks are underway about training a new Israeli astronaut, 10 years after the death of Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first astronaut. The topic came up at the eighth annual International Space Conference this week in Herzliya, during unofficial talks between space agency representatives in the Science and Technology Ministry and more than a dozen...