Ilan Ramon

1954 - 2003

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Ilan Ramon (Hebrew: אילן רמון; pronounced [(ʔ)iˈlan ʁaˈmon], born Ilan Wolfferman אילן וולפרמן; June 20, 1954 – February 1, 2003) was an Israeli fighter pilot and later the first Israeli astronaut. Ramon was a Space Shuttle payload specialist of STS-107, the fatal mission of Columbia, in which he and the six other crew members were killed when the spacecraft disintegrated during re-entry. At 48, he was the oldest member of the crew. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ilan Ramon has received more than 886,834 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Ilan Ramon is the 33rd most popular astronaut (up from 34th in 2019), the 143rd most popular biography from Israel (down from 127th in 2019) and the most popular Israeli Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Ilan Ramon ranks 33 out of 524Before him are Valery Bykovsky, Alan Bean, Valeri Polyakov, Pavel Popovich, Valeri Kubasov, and Bruce McCandless II. After him are Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, Michael P. Anderson, William Anders, Charles Duke, and Thomas P. Stafford.

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Among people born in 1954, Ilan Ramon ranks 59Before him are Michael Dudikoff, Uli Stielike, David Grossman, Eric Gerets, Ross Brawn, and Pat Metheny. After him are Kathleen Turner, Steve Morse, Jorge Jesus, Chris Evert, Katey Sagal, and Anthony Minghella. Among people deceased in 2003, Ilan Ramon ranks 67Before him are Anna Lindh, Carlo Urbani, Moktar Ould Daddah, Monique Wittig, Elem Klimov, and David Hemmings. After him are Uday Hussein, Michael P. Anderson, Michael Jeter, Rubén González, Alan Bates, and Fritz Fischer.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Ilan Ramon ranks 143 out of 389Before him are David Grossman (1954), Haya Harareet (1931), Henry II of Jerusalem (1271), Israel Tal (1924), Menahem Golan (1929), and Aristobulus II (null). After him are Yaacov Agam (1928), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), Jonathan Apphus (-200), Mariam Baouardy (1846), Shoghi Effendi (1897), and Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (1522).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Israel

Among astronauts born in Israel, Ilan Ramon ranks 1