NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Rona Ramon

Information from NASA News Emails
Post Reply
User avatar
Commander
Space Commander
Space Commander
Posts: 632
Joined: Wed, 30 Mar 16, 01:49 am
Location: On the Starport

#1 NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Rona Ramon

Post by Commander » Tue, 18 Dec 18, 05:23 am

December 17, 2018
RELEASE 18-120
NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Rona Ramon

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the passing of Rona Ramon, widow of Ilan Ramon:

“NASA is deeply saddened by the passing of Rona Ramon, and we send our heartfelt condolences to her family and the people of Israel. Rona’s courage and inspiration in the face of tragedy have helped inspire a new generation to build on the legacy of her husband, space shuttle astronaut Ilan Ramon.

Throughout her life, she remained a friend of those who would pioneer space, encouraging worldwide dialogue through the Ilan Ramon Symposium, and a deeper awareness of the challenges and bravery of our astronauts. Through the Ramon Foundation, that work will continue to encourage the leaders of tomorrow to take up the mantle of exploration and inquiry. We stand on the shoulders of Rona and Ilan as we continue to reach for the heavens.”

For information about NASA’s missions, programs and activities, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov

-end-
Commander
Starport Sagitta
NAR No.97971

User avatar
luke strawwalker
Space Vice Admiral
Space Vice Admiral
Posts: 1440
Joined: Thu, 07 Apr 16, 04:45 am

#2 Re: NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Rona Ramon

Post by luke strawwalker » Tue, 18 Dec 18, 23:17 pm

Wow tragedy just seems to follow that family. Their oldest son was recently killed in a routine F-16 training flight. He had followed in his father's footsteps and hoped to one day become an astronaut.

Very sad...

Later! OL J R :)
My MUNIFICENCE is BOUNDLESS, Mr. Bond...

Post Reply