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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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Splash Down + 9 Days

Today was another day in the water. Dave and I spent the morning electronically mapping our simulated landing area. While we were on the excursion, Mission Control in Houston and our crewmembers in Aquarius tracked our location and progress via our diver tracking system. We spent a good portion of the day operating the rover and observing Mission Control operating ...Keep Reading

Splash Down + 8 Days

Well we're past the halfway point in the mission. Today we spent a lot of time outside. This morning Dave, Nicole, Tim and I proceeded South from the habitat. Our mission was to map and mark an area of our simulated lunar landing site and communicate with Mission Control in Houston each step of the way. Dave and Nicole took ...Keep Reading

Splash Down + 7 Days

Today was another exciting day. The first thing I did in the morning was hang a sign in front of the main lock internet camera wishing Ronnie and Joseph a happy birthday. They both commented later in the day (when I called them) that they saw the sign on the internet. I wish I could be there for their birthday. ...Keep Reading

Splash Down + 6 Days

Today is Palm Sunday and a very appropriate day to conduct our dawn dive. Dave, Nicole, Tim, and I departed from Aquarius before sunrise. We proceeded to the South and found a nice spot on the reef to observe the change in sea life as the environment transitioned from night to day. The sea life was spectacular we saw a ...Keep Reading