Fragile Oasis

Connecting Space and Earth: Learn. Act. Make a Difference.
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  • Our ISS
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  • Partners In Health
  • Project Calliope
  • Carbon for Water
  • Project Heal Service Dogs For Wounded Veterans
  • Women Deliver Safe Motherhood Initiative
  • Living Proof: Their Daily Bread
  • Nobel Women's Initiative
  • Portland State University SWEET Lab
  • Yonkers Partners in Education Family Literacy Program
  • Bethany House
  • Project Mercury Rising
  • Broadband for All
  • H2 Empower Library Project
  • We Need To Talk
  • ONE DROP In Honduras - Access to Safe Water for the Communities of the Dry Tropics
  • KiBO Foundation
  • Space Shuttle Guide
  • The Mary J. Blige Center for Women
  • Solar Cooker Project for Women from Darfur
  • United Nations Clean Water Carbon Credit Program
  • Free the Water
  • Feeding Children Everywhere
  • Ukraine Kids
  • Lower East Side Ecology Center
  • Surrounded By Water: Enhancing Disaster Preparedness in Indonesia
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Do One Thing
  • Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Latest Blog Posts

Why I Left NASA

It's been awhile since I've seen any sign of life. As I write this, I am somewhere between Comfort, TX and Fort Stockton on an open stretch of I-10 (I'm not at the wheel) In some respects, I'm en route to a new chapter in my life, but for the most part I'm embarking on a continuation of the call ...Keep Reading

Borders From Space

I have always said, “you can’t see any borders from space.” Apparently I was wrong. On the evening of August 17, 2011, I “flew” to the Cupola, the windowed observatory of the International Space Station, to shoot some photographs for a time-lapse photography project I have been working on for Fragile Oasis. Before beginning the sequence, I took some practice ...Keep Reading

A Poem for Saturday: Halfway to Pluto

Don Pettit Node 2, Deck 5 ISS, LEO I’m halfway to Pluto and Earth doesn’t know The trials of travel in space as we go With thrust to our backs while we speed on our way The blue dot of Earth becomes fainter each day When earthly horizons slip from your view The color of loneliness changes its hue And ...Keep Reading

Project Activity

  • Education

    Our ISS

    Project updated May 26, 2015.

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  • Communication

    Human Progress Blog

    Project was added April 1, 2015.

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  • Education

    The Best Satellite-Generated Poem about Gardening the Earth

    Project updated Feb. 5, 2015.

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