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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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Sunrise From Space

The Sunrise From Space - Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires August 27, 2011 Update 8/26/11: The Eastern time zone in the U.S. had the most mentions as of the cutoff of 8:00am Friday, August 26, 2011. But, with #Irene a factor along the U.S. east coast, we'll need a rain (hurricane) check on that! GMT-3 was in a close ...Keep Reading

San Francisco Stopover

"Thanks to my dear friend and amazing guitar player, Davy Knowles, I was introduced to Astronaut Ron Garan presently on the International Space Station. I spoke with Ron first via email and then by PHONE ....... from space?!! I got this idea of having Ron being visually and audibly with us on a screen from space on a screen behind ...Keep Reading

Turning the Page to the Next Chapter of Human Spaceflight - Part 5

Welcome to Part 5, the final post in this behind the scenes look at the historic mission of STS-135, and the conclusion of my reflection about the mission’s only spacewalk. The Beast, Continued STS-135 Spacewalk (EVA) With my feet strapped to the end of the Canadarm, the Space Station's robotic arm, I grabbed a 1,500 pound pump from its storage ...Keep Reading

Turning the Page to the Next Chapter of Human Spaceflight - Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of this behind the scenes look at the historic mission of STS-135. In this post, I will describe my experience during the mission’s only space walk. I think walking in space is one of the most unique, amazing and awe-inspiring things a human being can do. In “NASA-Speak,” a spacewalk is an EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity). ...Keep Reading