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 985,431 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Ilan Ramon is the 28th most popular astronaut (up from 33rd in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from Israel (up from 142nd in 2019) and the most popular Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Ilan Ramon ranks 28 out of 524Before him are Pavel Popovich, Gus Grissom, James Irwin, Edgar Mitchell, Ed White, and Valery Bykovsky. After him are Michael P. Anderson, Bruce McCandless II, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Roger B. Chaffee, Alan Bean, and Frank Borman.

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Among people born in 1954, Ilan Ramon ranks 64Before him are Michael Dudikoff, Eric Gerets, Bernard Hinault, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mordechai Vanunu, and Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior. After him are Lee Child, Chris Evert, Kailash Satyarthi, Uli Stielike, Katsuhiro Otomo, and Hermann Tilke. Among people deceased in 2003, Ilan Ramon ranks 62Before him are Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, Walt Whitman Rostow, Anna Lindh, John Schlesinger, Vasil Bykaŭ, and Georg Henrik von Wright. After him are Michael P. Anderson, Moktar Ould Daddah, Alan Bates, Donald O'Connor, Uday Hussein, and Fred Rogers.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Ilan Ramon ranks 138 out of 430Before him are Yigal Allon (1918), Saint Petronilla (50), Naftali Bennett (1972), Israel Tal (1924), Al-Afdal Shahanshah (1066), and Ali Hassan Salameh (1940). After him are Shoghi Effendi (1897), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), Jonathan Apphus (-200), Avram Grant (1955), Haya Harareet (1931), and Menahem Golan (1929).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Israel

Among astronauts born in Israel, Ilan Ramon ranks 1