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Ron Garan

Fragile Oasis founder Ron Garan, who lived and worked in space for 178 days, is a highly decorated Fighter Pilot and Test Pilot, Explorer, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian who believes that appropriately designed and targeted social enterprise can solve many of ...

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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

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

Innovation is Risky Business

I hear the word innovation constantly. The word is used in advertising, business plans, and countless seminars and conferences. Although there are cases of misuse and overuse for sure, I believe the reason why we hear the word innovation so much is because what is needed at this moment in history is, in fact, innovation. That is, innovation defined as ...Keep Reading