The Israeli flag is now a fixture on the International Space Station (ISS) thanks to a new anti-radiation suit developed in Israel that finally touched down on the ISS last week along with its wearer, American astronaut Jessica Meir, whose father is Israeli.

The suit, which was developed by the American-Israeli company StemRad in collaboration with the Israeli Space Agency, will be used and tested by three astronauts in the vacuum of space and is Israel’s own contribution to the international space effort.

The arrival of the flag coincides with the 17th anniversary of the death of Israel’s first astronaut Ilan Ramon, who perished with his six crew members on the Columbia shuttle, as it broke upon reentering the Earth’s atmosphere over Texas on February 1, 2003.

The suit was developed specifically to help protect female astronauts since they are more likely to suffer life-threatening conditions from the abundant radiation found in space.

Read More: Y Net

Related Articles:

Pro-Israel supporters show up for Israel: 40,000 in London, 100,000 in New York

Records were broken when pro-Israel supporters took to the streets in London and New York calling for the release of the 125 hostages still held by Hamas in Gaza and to show their...

King George’s D-Day call to pray “continuously” inspired nations around the world to turn to God

On 6 June 1944, King George VI addressed the nations in a speech that was broadcast throughout the world. Naming countries of the Empire and our other Allies, including the United...

Rafah lies prove the world needs little evidence to demonise Israel

This week, we once again witnessed how the lies of Hamas helped to fuel a campaign of hatred against Israel that reach global proportions. The world needs little excuse to become...

Christian Zionists may be outnumbered, but we are speaking God’s truth

Too often, Israel is seen as a popularity contest, especially on social media. Humans are quite simple really, we look at the number of likes a post has and assume that because it is...

The Lord is fighting for Israel – Iran’s Raisi learned the hard way

“The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” – Exodus 14:14 On Sunday, President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain, killing him...

Subscribe to start receiving FREE TORCH magazines from CUFI UK