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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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Happy New Year From the Home Stretch

Happy New Year, Everyone! The start of the New Year brings me into the home stretch of my 2 ½ year road to the launch pad. January will be my last full month in Houston before leaving for 1 week in Germany, 5 weeks in Russia, 2 weeks in Kazakhstan, and finally 2 days locked in a Soyuz spacecraft prior ...Keep Reading

Building Better Computers With Tears of Wine

I’m presently in Japan for a last training session with the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) before my mission to the ISS in March. Today Dan Burbank and I received training on the Marangoni Convection Experiment that will be conducted on the International Space Station. The experiment is named for Italian physicist Carlo Marangoni, who studied surface phenomena in liquids and ...Keep Reading

Reporting from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on the 53rd Anniversary of Sputnik, the 1st Object Launched into Space

Fifty three years ago today humanity was forever changed when our first few steps to extend human presence beyond our world were made. It is an incredible experience to be in that place where the first object Sputnik, and the first human Yuri Gagarin were launched into space. The Expedition 25 prime and backup crews have been in Kazakhstan for ...Keep Reading