Fragile Oasis

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

Latest Blog Posts

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

Join the Orbital Perspective Launch Crew

I am really excited to report that we are fast approaching the official release of The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles, the book I wanted to write since returning to Earth from my first space mission in 2008. Launching on Space Shuttle Discovery fulfilled a lifelong dream. It also ...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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