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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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Forecasting Volcanoes & Earthquakes and Making Better Mayonnaise

This is the 4th in a series of posts to highlight the scientific research being conducted on board the International Space Station. I spent the last week at the European Astronaut Center just outside the beautiful city of Cologne, Germany. I have one more week here before I head to Star City Russia for more training with the Russian Space ...Keep Reading

On the Road Again

Okay, here I sit in the Houston airport in what has become an all too familiar part of Space Station training (life on the road). This trip should be very interesting. I’ll first spend 2 weeks in Cologne Germany at the European Astronaut Center (EAC) where I will train on the systems and scientific experiments of the European Laboratory on ...Keep Reading

Did You Know You Could Burn Water?

One of the main objectives of this blog is to highlight the scientific research being conducted on board the International Space Station (ISS). Specifically, I like to highlight how the research can improve life on Earth. This past week, I had quite a bit of training on some of the experiments I will be participating in while I’m on board ...Keep Reading

The 200 Best Songs in the World

I am presently building an iTunes playlist to take with me for my 6-month tour on board the International Space Station. I’m calling the playlist “The Best 200 Songs in the World”. Presently I have 68 (listed below in alphabetical order). I would really appreciate your suggestions and I'm open to any genre. Please just add your suggestions in the ...Keep Reading