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February 07, 2003 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-02-07

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Eliezer Wolferman shows a picture of
himself with his astronaut son, Ilan
Ramon, and one of his grandsons.

bers of Ramon's family — who were
waiting at Cape Canaveral, Fla. —
were taken to a private location by
NASA officials.

Family Remembers

Members of the family in Israel were
flown to the United States on
Saturday night. Prior to departure,
they expressed disbelief over the disas-
In an interview earlier Saturday,
Ramon's father, Eliezer Wolferman,
said he had exchanged e-mails with his
son and had last spoken to him via
video conference when he was still in
"It was very emotional. Our family
saw him, and the children asked their
dad to do somersaults in the air,"
Wolferman said.
On Friday, Jan. 31, Ramon sent his
final e-mail to his wife. "Even though
everything here is amazing, I cannot
wait until I can see you," he wrote. "A
big hug for you and kisses to the kids."
Rona Ramon told reporters Sunday
outside her home in Houston that her
husband enjoyed every moment he
was up in space. "He was with the
people he loved and in the place that
he enjoyed so much," she said. During
the entire mission, she had no sense of
"The only thing that tears me apart
now is that during the liftoff, when we
were all 'high,' my youngest daughter
yelled out, 'I lost my daddy.'
"Apparently she was right."

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