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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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Making An Impact - The Fragile Oasis Prize Medal Nominees

The Fragile Oasis community was established to unite crewmembers on the spaceship we call Earth in the common goal of sharing our humanity and improving our world. Its purpose is to inspire, recognize, and help each other in our collective quest to make life better on our planet. One of the many videos I shot with a webcam during Expedition ...Keep Reading

To Be Continued ...

"There is no escaping our obligations: our moral obligations as a wise leader and good neighbor in the interdependent community of free nations..." – John F. Kennedy, Nov. 3, 1961 in establishing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) I have often expressed the strong belief that the technology developed for space exploration and the research conducted in space ...Keep Reading

One Young World Summit - The Key Is We

Witnessing more than 1,000 young people from 200 countries building the foundation for the legacy of their generation is a remarkable experience I won’t soon forget. These young people were delegates to the 2012 One Young World Summit, which helped them make the lasting connections that produce the cooperation and collaboration necessary for positive and sustainable change on a global ...Keep Reading


On September 11, 1962, President Kennedy visited the George C. Marshall Spaceflight Center where Dr. Wernher von Braun showed him a model of the Saturn C-5 rocket, the “vehicle designed to fulfill your promise to put a man on the moon by the end of this decade.” The next day, in an audacious speech at Rice University, the president marshaled ...Keep Reading