Fragile Oasis

Connecting Space and Earth: Learn. Act. Make a Difference.
Community

Discussion Forums

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

From the blog post:

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 ...

See the full post.

Looking forward to watching your trip home...have a fun ride aboard the Soyuz!

Reply

Lovely post! Is there any way of getting the pictures on this post in high resolution? Have a safe trip home!

Reply

wow! those photos are amazing! I just hope you would take a snapshot of the Philippines.. lol.. have a safe trip home!! ^_^

Reply

Wonderful! The pics + the subs are pure poetry. It's wonderful to see our little/huge planet like that! Thanks, Ron, great post! Safe landing!

Reply

We'll SOooooo miss your perspective of life in space. Descriptions like: "freedom of movement" + " thunderstorms casting long shadows across the Earth" + " the line that separates day from night" + "rapid fire paparazzi flashbulbs of lightening storms at night" + changing colors "from blue, white and green to pink, red, and then black" and more. You've given us a vivid portrait of life off this planet that most of us will never experience. Thanks. And welcome back to gravity.

Reply

You have taken us high in the sky with you during these past six months... The view of our unique, precious Blue Planet '#fromspace' is moving ... your passion is compelling and inspiring...Heartfelt thanks! Looking forward to your meteoric return and new amazing posts '#fromFragileOasis'!

Reply

Ron, thank you for sharing your amazing experiences and visions from your Expedition aboard our "Parthenon in the Sky". Truly a miraculous place. I wish you a safe journey home. Godspeed!

Reply

I want to thank you for what you have done for this planet. Safe "Fall" home and thanks for chatting with me the morning of the STS-135 Launch. It was a very special moment in my life. CaseyOmaha

Reply

I really enjoyed your stories and pictures. Thanks for taking us to space with you. Have a safe journey home and share some more stories after you're back!

Reply

Thank you for sharing your amazing experience at ISS. You are a hero.

Reply
Add Your Voice