Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mike M carries friendship token on STS-125

Kathryn Baron

Mike Massimino carries with him on STS-125 a replica of the mezuzah carried by astronaut Ilan Ramon, who died on-board Columbia February 1, 2003.

"It's fairly small," Massimino says, "and it's got the Star of David on it, and it's got the barbed wire that represents the concentration camps, around it."

Ramon's parents were survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. He and Mike Massimino had become close friends during their early training days at NASA.
The whole story HERE.

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