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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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The Ultimate Outsider: An Astronaut's Guide

We are at a Pivotal Point in History Imagine that you are on the International Space Station able to look down at our beautiful planet turning slowly below you. Looking at the planet, you see dancing neon curtains of green and red auroras that seem so close you could reach out and touch them. You see the glowing, iridescent, emerald ...Keep Reading

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