Video: Ilan Ramon, first Israeli astronaut, and crew from space shuttle Columbia see Israel from space

I have just received an amazing video that shows Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, and the rest of the crew of the space shuttle Columbia, while they comment on seeing Israel... from space:

The State of Israel seen from Space

In the video, you can see astronaut and hero David Brown, while the space shuttle crew comments on their flight over Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula and Israel.

For more information on Ilan Ramon and the space shuttle Columbia please read:

NASA sends first Israeli astronaut into space

Israeli Astronaut takes with him into space
a small pencil drawing made by a
14-year-old killed in Auschwitz

Tragedy over Texas skies: seven astronauts killed
in explosion of space shuttle Columbia

Artist Barry Munden creates painting in
memory of Ilan Ramon and Peter Ginz

I copy the full video below - special thanks to Gary Fremont and his sister-in-law Donna for sending me a copy of the video.

If you don't see the video embeded above, click here (Right click on the link and choose "Save As..." - the file size is 445Kb).

You'll need a player capable of handling the Netshow Streaming format (ASX) - if you don't already have it, you can get Microsoft Windows Media Player for free here).

Posted by David Melle
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The sweetest view from the sky Israel is like the fiancée of God,the place waiting for its children

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Posted by: mordehai at February 10, 2003 12:27 PM

These is absolutely phenominal! I was in Israel just this past March and it brings chills to me, to actually see Israel from the video of the Columbia. As I saw the cloud over Jeruasalem, it made me think that's how God broods over His beloved City, as a hen would brood over her chicks. I'm sure thankful that those on the Columbia got to see this, not knowing what was ahead for them. Thanks for making this available to us!

Posted by: Mary Ann Foutz at September 27, 2005 08:18 AM

It would represent more of humanity to embrace the Palestinians when referring to this picture from Columbia and not just mention Isreal can be seen.

Posted by: Matthew at February 11, 2006 11:55 PM

Magnifique !

Posted by: Charles at May 23, 2006 06:35 AM

wonderful video its amaging

Posted by: omprakash at January 25, 2009 10:25 PM

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