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"Columbia is lost; there are no survivors" -- President George W Bush, 1 February 2003. Ramon's life stands as a beacon to those who despair of triumph in a difficult world. This book, whose creation began before the shuttle lifted off into space, chronicles Ramon's journey from air force pilot to astronaut, and includes NASA photographs, an interview with Ilan Ramon, articles about Israel's space program and much more..
Alan D. Abbey is the publisher of the online edition of The Jerusalem Post and is a pioneer in the field of online journalism. He has helped create several Israeli websites, including Virtual Jerusalem and the Israel division of the Internet & IT Network. Abbey's journalism career spans more than twenty-five years and includes White House coverage, investigative reporting, and award-winning editing. He has served as reporter and editor at newspapers in New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. He has published articles in the New York Times, New York Post, The Forward, Industry Standard, The Jerusalem Post, Dimension, and many other magazines, newspapers and websites.
In 1999, Abbey and his family moved to Jerusalem, where, as he likes to say, he and his staff cover more news in a week than most American journalists see in their careers.