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Quick glance at Ilan Ramon

CAPE CANVERAL, Fla., Dec. 22 (JTA) — Name: Israeli Air Force Col. Ilan Ramon Personal: Age 48, married, four children Claim to fame: First Israeli astronaut On the menu: Kosher Chicken and Noodles Past excursions: Trekking in the Himalayas About adventures: “Wherever you are yourself with nature, you get to think a lot about what are we, as human beings, doing here? What is important? What is not important? And you change. You change in your way of thinking and your way of life.” Orbital ambitions: “I didn’t do anything to get here. I think I was just in the right place in the right time. That’s all.”