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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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With Apologies to Guitar Players & Music Lovers Everywhere

Last weekend Sasha, Andrey and I received word that our return to Earth from the International Space Station would be delayed. It was possible that our scheduled September 8th landing would move to October 29th. The delay, regardless of length, was due to a failure during the launch of an unmanned Russian Progress cargo spaceship. Because the rocket that carries ...Keep Reading

Sneak Peek From Space

A 52 second rough cut of what we are working on from Space for Fragile Oasis. What do you think? With our thanks to musician and pioneering advocate for human rights, Peter Gabriel "Did you think that your feet had been bound By what gravity brings to the ground? Did you feel you were tricked By the future you picked? ...Keep Reading

The Moon Over Afghanistan

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere and a low sun painting the clouds red as the half moon sets over Afghanistan on August 22, 2011 – one of sixteen moonsets we see each day from the International Space Station.Keep Reading

Music From Your Space Station

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions to my on-orbit playlist through my blog, via Email, Twitter and Facebook. I attempted to put as many of your suggestions as possible into my “Fragile Oasis” list. As discussed in an earlier post, music is important to feeling connected to life on Earth. The environment onboard the International Space Station is very sterile. ...Keep Reading