Israel Returns To Human Spaceflight The New Space Way

Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe
Eytan Stibbe, who is poised to become the second Israeli to reach orbit, donned his Crew Dragon spacesuit during a training run at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.
Credit: Ori Burg
It would be a bit of mischaracterization to say that billionaire investor Eytan Stibbe is following in the footsteps of Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, though Stibbe is indeed about to become just the second Israeli to fly in space. Nineteen years after Ramon’s flight, which ended tragically...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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