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Space Shuttle Columbia: MISSION OF HOPE

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.

Source: PBS

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Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Thursday January 31st, 2013

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

IE (RTÉ ONE) Jun 11, 2014

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