PBS FILM ON ILAN RAMON
I am delighted to tell you that "Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope" will begin airing on PBS January 31st, @ 9pm eastern! You will notice the film has a new name, at the request by the network.
"Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope" is a powerful story of a journey of the human spirit. The story of three men, born at different times but woven together by a twist of fate, the little Torah scroll from Bergen-Belsen. But the story also becomes the story of the Columbia crew, whose diverse backgrounds demonstrated to the world what is possible when we all work together for the greater good.
It is also the mission of the film to help a little boy who made a promise to a rabbi trapped in the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, to always tell the world what happened at Bergen-Belsen. Ilan Ramon felt this promise deep in his heart, and he carried it with him to space. Now "Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope" continues the promise.
Dr. Alex Grobman, Executive Director - America-Israel Friendship League was the historical consultant for the film and appears in it.
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