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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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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

Seeing Earth From Space

We all have moments in our lives where something shifts, clicks into place. For me it was in June of 2008, when I clamped my feet to the end of the robotic Canadarm-2 on the International Space Station. With me firmly attached to the end, the arm was flown through a maneuver that we called the “windshield wiper,” which took ...Keep Reading

#TheKeyIsWe +SocialGood

I launched into space on my last mission with a belief that we have all the resources and all the technology necessary to solve many if not all of the problems facing our world, yet nearly a billion people don’t have access to clean water, countless go to bed hungry every night and many die from completely curable and preventable ...Keep Reading

The Fragile Oasis Prize Medal Winners

Today, on the 44th anniversary of humanity's first steps on the Moon and the 3rd anniversary of Fragile Oasis as a platform for collaboration, we are thrilled to announce that three community nominated projects have earned the Fragile Oasis Prize Medal for making a positive impact in Education, Humanitarian Service and Peace. Of the 120 projects submitted from all over ...Keep Reading