9780827607699

Ilan Ramon

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  • ISBN13:

    9780827607699

  • ISBN10:

    0827607695

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-02-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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Summary

In this inspirational biography about Israel's first astronaut, Devra Newberger Speregen portrays the life of a national hero who brought a sense of hope to his country during the two-week, ill-fated voyage of the space shuttle Columbia. Speregen, author of the JPS young adult biography, Yoni Netanyahu: Commando at Entebbe, traces the life of this remarkable man, who as a young boy dreamed of becoming a pilot in the Israeli military, and grew up to serve his country as a heroic Air Force commander. Speregen describes in gripping detail the daring, topsecret operations Ramon participated in to defend his country, and his meteoric rise through the ranks of the military to become a decorated Air Force colonel and the first Israeli to train with NASA as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Young readers will be captivated by the dramatic story of this courageous combat pilot, astronaut, devoted husband, and father who came to proudly represent his country and his heritage on a space mission watched around the world. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Devra Newberger Speregen has written more than 100 books for children. She has also been a Jewish preschool teacher and is a contributor to BabagaNewz magazine for children

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii
Chapter 1 Reaching for the Stars 1(4)
Chapter 2 Ilan's Roots 5(10)
Chapter 3 The Pilot 15(4)
Chapter 4 A Hero Pilot: The Mission That Changed History 19(8)
Chapter 5 The Air Force Colonel 27(4)
Chapter 6 A Sabra in Space 31(10)
Chapter 7 STS-107: Like Family 41(6)
Chapter 8 Preparing for Space 47(12)
Chapter 9 Rocketing into the "Blue and White" Sky 59(10)
Chapter 10 Life in Space 69(10)
Chapter 11 Coming Home 79(4)
Chapter 12 Columbia is Lost 83(4)
Chapter 13 Fallen Stars 87(6)
Chapter 14 Remembering a Hero 93(2)
EULOGIES FOR COLONEL ILAN RAMON 95(6)
RESOURCES 101(2)
GLOSSARY 103(2)
IMPORTANT DATES 105(4)
INDEX 109

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