Ilan Ramon

Ilan Ramon

Millbrook Press | 2003 | Ages 9-12

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Ilan Ramon
Israel's First Astronaut

On February 1, 2003, during a routine return trip, Columbia broke up in the atmosphere. Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and his six colleagues never made it home. This biography shows how the events of Ilan Ramon's life shaped the man who would become the first Israeli to travel to space.


A 2003 Sydney Taylor Notable Book

Named a NOTEWORTHY CHILDREN'S BOOK OF 2003 by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)

"Too Good to Miss" -AJL

"...the author's research is impeccably documented. Overall, an appealing and informative book that conveys sincere admiration for the man and his accomplishments. -School Library Journal

"...beautifully crafted into a very readable, informative, sympathetic portrait of a genuine role model. Liberally sprinkled with photographs and including Internet Addresses for further research, it should inspire the best in young readers. Tanya Stone has added another worthwhile book to her previous titles."
-Judy Chernak,

"...descriptions of the wide variety of scientific experiments performed will be welcomed as that information was not generally reported in the aftermath of the Columbia tragedy... a solid addition to biography collections. -Booklist

"...a great addition to any classroom or library."