Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope (2013)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The story of Israeli astronaut and Columbia crew member Ilan Ramon (1954-2003), who carried into space a miniature Torah scroll given to Israeli scientist Joachim "Yoya" Joseph during a secret Bar Mitzvah at the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. The documentary includes archival NASA footage of the astronauts preparing for the ill-fated mission; and remarks from Ramon's widow, Rona, astronauts Garrett Reisman and Steve MacLean, and former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres.

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explosion, NASA, space-shuttle