Making Headway

Page 85 Ilan Ramon Reading Quiz

Read the text about Ilan Ramon on page 85. Then do the activity that follows.

1. Sequence the sentences below according to the article you read about Ilan Ramon on page 85.
  • Ilan Ramon was born in Ramat Gan, Israel.
  • During the mission, Ilan Ramon led two experiments that were conducted on board the shuttle.
  • The Israeli Space Agency and NASA began working on a project together.
  • After his studies, Ilan Ramon returned to the Air Force as a colonel.
  • NASA chose Ilan Ramon to be part of the project and he became the first Israeli astronaut.
  • The Columbia exploded when it returned to Earth, and Ilan Ramon died.
  • He joined the Israeli Air Force as a combat pilot.
  • Ramon studied and received a degree in electronics and computer engineering.
  • To honor the memory of Ilan Ramon, many streets, schools and space centers were name after him in Israel.
  • In 2003, Ilan Ramon was part of a 16-day mission in space on the space shuttle Columbia.