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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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The Story of the Birds and the Bees - Goodbye to Space

This post is about real birds and real bees (sort of). On St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2011, I left Houston for Star City, Russia via Frankfurt and Moscow, and the start of my journey to space. As I sat at the airport, I wrote the blog post, "IAH Gate E7: 1st Leg on the Journey to Space" “As I ...Keep Reading

Cupola Corner 6 - Conversation With Mike Fossum

Welcome to Cupola Corner Episode 6 - My conversation with Expedition 28 crewmate Mike Fossum, that actually began just about one hundred days ago when he arrived on the International Space Station looking for coffee. "Don't leave me Ron!..." -- Mike FossumKeep Reading

Cupola Corner 5 - Conversation With Satoshi Furukawa

Welcome to Cupola Corner Episode 5 - A conversation with Expedition 28 and 29 crewmember Satoshi Furukawa about how we can use the view from the International Space Station to inspire people to make a difference, and to make life better on our planet. "When I first looked out the window of the ISS...I was moved by the the thin ...Keep Reading

September 11, 2001 Remembered September 11, 2011

During this morning's flyover of New York City, the Expedition 28 crew of Commander Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev, Mike Fossum, Satoshi Furukawa, Sergei Volkov and myself, Ron Garan, stood in silent tribute to those who were lost on September 11, 2001. New York City Under the Clouds Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:37am Eastern Time Mike Fossum and I reflect on ...Keep Reading