|Birth Day||June 20, 1954|
|Birth Place||Ramat Gan, Israel|
|Age||66 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Feb 1, 2003 (age 48)|
He was a fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force.
He is the first foreign recipient of the U.S. Congressional Space Medal of Honor, awarded posthumously.
He was married and had four children.
He and Kaplana Chawla both died aboard Columbia and both were the first NASA astronauts from their respective countries.