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Cupola Corner 6 - Conversation With Mike Fossum

Welcome to Cupola Corner Episode 6 - My conversation with Expedition 28 crewmate Mike Fossum, that actually began just about one hundred days ago when he arrived on the International Space Station looking for coffee. "Don't leave me Ron!..." -- Mike FossumKeep Reading

Cupola Corner 5 - Conversation With Satoshi Furukawa

Welcome to Cupola Corner Episode 5 - A conversation with Expedition 28 and 29 crewmember Satoshi Furukawa about how we can use the view from the International Space Station to inspire people to make a difference, and to make life better on our planet. "When I first looked out the window of the ISS...I was moved by the the thin ...Keep Reading

September 11, 2001 Remembered September 11, 2011

During this morning's flyover of New York City, the Expedition 28 crew of Commander Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev, Mike Fossum, Satoshi Furukawa, Sergei Volkov and myself, Ron Garan, stood in silent tribute to those who were lost on September 11, 2001. New York City Under the Clouds Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:37am Eastern Time Mike Fossum and I reflect on ...Keep Reading

Cupola Corner 4 - Conversation With Sergei Volkov

Dobro Pozhalovat Cupola Corner Welcome to Cupola Corner Episode 4 - A conversation with Expedition 28 and 29 crewmember Sergei Volkov about how we can use the view from the International Space Station to inspire people to make a difference, and to make life better on our planet. "You can see how thin the atmosphere is that keeps life on ...Keep Reading

Cupola Corner 3 - Conversation With Andrey Borisenko

Dobro Pozhalovat Cupola Corner Welcome to Cupola Corner Episode 3 - A conversation with Space Station Commander Andrey Borisenko about how we can use the view from here to inspire people to make a difference and to make life better on our planet. "The more people who can observe our planet from orbit, more will understand how beautiful it is..." ...Keep Reading

Cupola Corner 2 - Conversation With Alexander Samokutyaev

Dobro Pozhalovat Cupola Corner Welcome to Cupola Corner Episode 2 - A conversation with Soyuz Commander Sasha Samokutyaev about how we can use the view from here on the International Space Station to inspire people to make a difference and to make life better on our planet. "I wish all (could) fly to space and maybe they'll realize how fragile ...Keep Reading

The Fruits of Labor - From Earth to Space

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has submitted a project to the Fragile Oasis community. The vision for Fragile Oasis is for it to become a vehicle to effect real change. We want to provide a means for people and organizations to collaborate and develop synergy toward overcoming our planet’s challenges. We want to encourage people ...Keep Reading

Clean Water for 4,000,000 People in Kenya

by Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen Guest Bloggernaut As Ron Garan’s images show us with dramatic poignancy, water is our planet’s mother’s milk, vital to humans and indeed all life on Earth. With that understanding, my company has worked for many years with governments and other partners to ensure that people have access to safe water. This year we took our mission ...Keep Reading

With Apologies to Guitar Players & Music Lovers Everywhere

Last weekend Sasha, Andrey and I received word that our return to Earth from the International Space Station would be delayed. It was possible that our scheduled September 8th landing would move to October 29th. The delay, regardless of length, was due to a failure during the launch of an unmanned Russian Progress cargo spaceship. Because the rocket that carries ...Keep Reading

Sneak Peek From Space

A 52 second rough cut of what we are working on from Space for Fragile Oasis. What do you think? With our thanks to musician and pioneering advocate for human rights, Peter Gabriel "Did you think that your feet had been bound By what gravity brings to the ground? Did you feel you were tricked By the future you picked? ...Keep Reading