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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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June 2010 Star City Training Trip Winding Down

Well my training trip to Star City is coming to an end and the last week has been very eventful. Starting with last Friday night, I attended a docking party hosted by Expedition 24 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin’s, wife Larisa. It was fun celebrating a successful launch and docking with all the cosmonauts, astronauts, families, managers, and trainers here at the ...Keep Reading

Star City: June 2010 Let the Sims Begin!

I started training this week with my Expedition 25/26 backup crewmembers Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko (2 Russian Cosmonauts that I spent time with on the ISS during STS-124 - Together we are the back-up crew for the Soyuz that will launch this October). Tomorrow is the 2nd of 3 Soyuz simulator training sessions. Today we practiced rendezvous and docking ...Keep Reading

Why This Blog

I appreciate that I have been given a special privilege. I realize how fortunate I am to be included in that very small group of people who have the opportunity to fly in space. Because of this, I also realize that I have a responsibility to share that experience, as best I can, with everyone who has not been given ...Keep Reading

Splash Up + 1 Day

Our first full day back on the surface of the Earth was spent debriefing the mission, preparing for our return to Houston, conducting media interviews, and reflecting on the mission. We conducted science debriefs with the Center for Minimal Access Surgery and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, and mission debriefs with the National Undersea Research Center. We also conducted ...Keep Reading