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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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Improving the Planet's Ability to Feed all Inhabitants

Part II of how scientific research being conducted on board the International Space Station can improve life on Earth. Another great experiment that we will participate in while on board the International Space Station is the ISS Agricultural Camera (ISSAC) experiment. ISSAC is a multi-spectral camera that will be installed in a special dark “closet” that is attached to the ...Keep Reading

InSpace-3 (I get to use the words: 'Colloidal Emulsions')

One of the main objectives of this blog is to highlight the scientific research being conducted on board the International Space Station. 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 the ...Keep Reading

Маленький шаг для Хрупкого Оазиса

20 июля 1969 года в возрасте 7 лет я присутствовал на праздновании пятидесятилетней годовщины свадьбы моих прабабушки и прадедушки, которое проходило в банкетном зале в городе Йонкерс, штат Нью Йорк. Задолго до этого мои прабабушка и прадедушка иммигрировали в Америку из России. Поздно вечером (для 7 летнего мальчика) все гости собрались у чёрно-белого телевизора и наблюдали, как Нил Армстронг и ...Keep Reading

Japan in July

Another successful training trip is over. Just returned from a quick week trip to Japan. Scott Kelly and I spent a week with the Japanese Space Agency in Tsukuba Japan (about 2 hours NE of Tokyo). During the week we trained on the systems of the Japanese “Kibo” Laboratory (Kibo means Hope in Japanese), the systems, rendezvous and robotic docking ...Keep Reading