7 hills in Negev, Mitzpe Ramon, named after fallen Columbia astronauts, Israel Insider

"At the ceremony at the residence of Israeli President Moshe Katsav, seven hills in the Negev desert were named for the astronauts who died Feb. 1, 2003, when the Columbia broke apart during re-entry to Earth's atmosphere, killing all aboard."

Apollo, Challenger, Columbia: Thinking Back - Looking Ahead

"At the end of the event, Rona Ramon, Ilan's widow, spoke last. Steeling her emotions with grace and clarity, she spoke elegantly and briefly. She thanked all for coming. And then she talked of her husband, and the flight of the lost shuttle. "Our mission in space is not over, "she told the hushed audience. "He was the first Israeli in space that means there will be more."

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- Remarks by Sean O'Keefe - Columbia Point Naming Ceremony
- Keith Cowing's Devon Island Journal 20 July 2003: Arctic Memorials and Starship Yearnings
- NASA Haughton-Mars Project Space Shuttle Columbia Inukshuk Memorials

Columbia: Three Years Later, Orlando Sentinel

"I was surprised this morning at the dearth of news coverage on todays third anniversary of the Columbia accident."

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