Ilan Ramon: Jewish Star (Paperback)
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Ilan Ramon: Jewish Star (Paperback)

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Paperback 120 Pages / Published: 01/02/2004
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Black and White photographs A Sydney Taylor Awards Notable Book

Ilan Ramon was a hero in every sense of the word. As a bold fighter pilot, Air Force colonel in the Israeli army, and payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia, he was a role model for many young Israelis. As Israel's first astronaut, he captured the hearts of Jews all around the world and was a national hero and a symbol of hope. Ramon's journey into space occurred as Israelis continued to suffer through a horrendous period of violence, and it helped lift the nation's spirits. For 16 exciting days, Ramon managed to bring a bit of Jewish culture, tradition, and history to the millions of people who followed the space mission. And then tragedy struck: on February 1, 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia and all seven brave astronauts were destroyed during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said, "The day will come when we will launch more Israeli astronauts into space. I am sure that each and every one of them will carry in his heart the memory of Ilan Ramon, a pioneer in space travel." Young readers will be captivated by this biography-with its rich portrait of Ramon in words and photographs-it celebrates the life of an extraordinary man and pays tribute to his enormous courage.

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 9780827607699
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 195 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 7 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is an engrossing biography."-Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter * Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter *
"Certain to inspire reverence and admiration for this fallen hero."-Hadassah Magazine * Hadassah Magazine *
"This is an engaging, informative, and highly recommended biography that showcases the personal story of a courageous combat pilot, astronaut, devoted husband, and father."-Midwest Book Review * Midwest Book Review *

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