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The Fragile Oasis Prize Medal Winners

From the blog post:

Today, on the 44th anniversary of humanity's first steps on the Moon and the 3rd anniversary of Fragile Oasis as a platform for collaboration, we are thrilled to announce that three community nominated projects have earned the Fragile Oasis Prize Medal for making a positive impact in Education, Humanitarian Service ...

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I'm happy that I didn't have to choose because all the projects are winners. Congratulations to everyone and thank you for all that you are doing to make life on our planet as beautiful as the Earth is visibly beautiful ‪#‎FromSpace‬. See you in the Google+ Hangout!

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Wow! Congrats to all the winners and a huge thank-you to AstroRon and Elyse for all their work around this ! I have always been a strong supporter of this site because I truly believe that our collective adventures in space are a tremendous benefit to the people who remain on the Earth. Those people, and the world they inhabit, in-turn are reflected outward into the cosmos by the sort of global space network we are developing. Work already done by NASA, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos, NOAA and other international agencies has revealed a wealth of information and produced lasting positive results for people in many fields whether they are aware of it or not. I am honoured to be selected alongside two other remarkable projects receiving this award, each of us does what we can with what we have to try and make the world a little healthier, happier and safer for all. Each of these projects also stands to further benefit from the technology, diplomacy and other innovations that are inherent to a well developed and popular network of international space programs as we move along into the future. This has been a rare pleasure, indeed !

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Thanks DMJ! We live in a world where almost 1 billion people do not have access to clean water. But, we also live in a world where the possibilities are endless and are only limited by our imagination and our will to act. The first step to affect real change is to believe that real change is possible and I believe that it's possible to live in a world where everyone has access to clean water. Thank you for your efforts to make this possibility a reality and I look forward to speaking with you at the hangout!

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First of all it was an honor to make it to the semi-finals. I appreciate the chance to win the Educational Medal. The Space Shuttle was such an amazing creation of human ingenuity that its mere existence needed to be documented to learn the complexity of anything creating a life sustaining environment. From to electricity producing devices to run the systems, to the scrubbers that produce breathable air, this technology needs to be documented for future explorers and future environmentalist. Second, I would like ask those of you, like Ron, who has knowledge about the system of the orbiter to help me with this gigantic task. I do not have the symbology of the MDUs and would appreciate any information the group could give. Soon the Adler Planetarium will have a Shuttle Cockpit Simulator as an artifact and a manual for the public to use to get interested in space would be a great tool to have to understand how fragile life in outer-space is. Please, any information would be a great help in finishing my task on SpaceShuttleGuide.com .

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Ron Garan in response to Ed R.

Hi Ed thank you for all you're doing to preserve the legacy of the amazing flying machine know as the Space Shuttle. I'll help any way I can!

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