Journey of Hope

Journey of Hope

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JOURNEY OF HOPE by Alan D. Abbey
The triumph and tragedy of the life and death of Col. Ilan Ramon, Israel's first astronaut. Includes NASA photographs, President Bush's memorial comments and much more.

In 1995, President Bill Clinton announced that a future NASA Space Shuttle flight would carry an Israeli astronaut. Seven years later, Col. Ilan Ramon, a decorated Israeli air force pilot, son of Holocaust survivors and father of four, joined six other crew members on Space Shuttle Columbia Flight STS-107. The flight ended in tragedy - within minutes of its scheduled landing, the shuttle disintegrated, killing all seven astronauts.

Ramon's story is the paradigmatic success story for Israelis and Jews worldwide. From the depths of the Holocaust to the heights of space, Ilan Ramon soared above us all and represented the desire for universal peace for the whole planet. Ramon's life stands as a beacon to those who despair of triumph in a difficult world. The creation of this book began before the shuttle lifted off into space. It chronicles Ramon's journey from air force pilot to astronaut, and includes NASA photographs, an interview with Col. Ramon, articles about Israel's space program and Holocaust memorabilia that Ramon carried with him into space, the text of the famous Israeli poem read and the complete transcript of President Bush's comments at the memorial ceremony for the "Columbia" Seven.

Paperback. 64 pages. ISBN 965-229-316-4.