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ILAT FEATURED IN BOOK CHRONICLING 50 YEARS OF ISRAELI ACTIVITY IN SPACE

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:31 pm
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chabot imageJuly 14, 2004 – Tel Aviv, Israel

Author and historian Danny Shalom published, in tribute to Israeli Astronaut Col. Ilan Ramon, a book entitled “Above the Horizon, 50 Years of Israeli Activity in Space” (BAVIR – Aviation Publications, Israel ISBN 965-90455-1-4). The book chronicles the history of Israel’s space programs from the first rocket launch in 1953 to the Colombia Shuttle disaster in 2003.

The author included a section discussing the future of Israel’s activities in space and highlighted space tourism, the Ansari XPrize and IL Aerospace Technologies (ILAT) who is a participant in the Ansari XPrize competition.

“We are very honored to be included in such a prestigious book. We intend to ensure that author’s foresight as to the future of Israel’s presence in space will transpire in the near future”, said Oded Loebl, VP of Operations at ILAT. “The brilliance of the Xprize competition is that it inspires history to be made while the world enthusiastically looks on, and documents it. It is truly a unique opportunity to be involved in the making of new era in aviation/space.”

About The Author
Danny Shalom was born in 1947. He studied history at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. He worked for a number of years in the Israel Aircraft Industry and in Elisra. He has a pilot’s license for small aircraft and ultralight aircraft. He has published hundreds of articles and research papers focusing on the history of aviation and space in Israel and abroad, and eight books in the field of aviation and space.

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