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Ron Garan
Apr 18
Bazinga is right! RT @Astro_Nicole Love this!@AstroAcaba talks from space w/@BigBang_CBS#Bazinga! #ISS The Big Bang Theory Season 6: Houston, We Have a Sit-com [HD] [CC]

+Big Bang Theory Fan Site 
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Ron Garan
Apr 13
Please help support +Fragile Oasis  bloggernaut (and my friend) +Wasfia Nazreen  as she raises awareness for women's' rights in Bangladesh and around the world and if you're in Seattle in May make sure to go to this great event.
Wasfia Nazreen - Timeline Photos | Facebook
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Ron Garan
Apr 9
If you're in LA Friday night plz stop by the +Yuri's Night celebration...
Yuri's Night Space Parties Launching Worldwide This Weekend
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Ron Garan
Apr 5
3 years ago today here's what I was doing with our Russian partners in space exploration.

You can read about the whole story here: http://bitly.com/11b3ClH
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Ron Garan
Apr 2
Neil Armstrong was a nerd!

A nerd with something to hope for. He is also proof that being a nerd can leave his/her imprint   #Optimistic4OurFuture

http://bit.ly/1jZ3EHd
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Ron Garan
Mar 31
Happy #MothersDay to all Earth's mums. Here's a nice shot of Northern Europe for you. 

For all you do to make life on our planet as beautiful as our Earth is visibly beautiful #FromSpace

Via +Fragile Oasis 
pic.twitter.com/YuTriSv1W5
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Ron Garan
Mar 20
Great video about the NBL featuring Mike Barrett from our friends at +Channel 4  and Arrow Media
Live From Space | Neutral Buoyancy Lab
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Ron Garan
Mar 16
If you're in the UK tune in  to +Channel 4 tonight at 7:30pm GMT for a "Live From Space" broadcast.  I assure you it will be an amazing show. If you can't tune in, you can still ask me (@Astro_Ron) questions on Twitter using the hashtag #SpaceLive

https://twitter.com/SpaceLive/status/445263373479866368/photo/1
Twitter / SpaceLive: We'll be joined by the ...
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Ron Garan
Mar 14
Here's a  Steller Story #FromSpace http://bit.ly/1iGdbxH
Ron Garan's Story on STELLER #steller
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Ron Garan
Mar 12
From the @SpaceLive Mission Control Center T-32 minutes until the launch of +Channel 4's Live From Space. I will be answering questions live on +Twitter using the #spacelive  hashtag. Tune in and hang on!
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Ron Garan
Mar 11
Ok this is very cool +National Geographic will air #LiveFromSpace this Friday at 8pm ET. This show will be literally LIVE FROM SPACE. I'll be hanging out w/ +National Geographic Channels to help answer questions and share what it's like to live and work in space. Be sure to tune in and be sure to check out this awesome interactive website with realtime data from the +International Space Station +NASA 
Live From Space Second Screen | National Geographic Channel
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Ron Garan
Mar 11
Right now three humans (@AstroIllini Oleg & Sergey) are returning to #Earth You can watch live at http://1.usa.gov/1nesjZu  #Exp38
NASA Television
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Ron Garan
Mar 9
The Black Sea from the orbital perspective of astronauts and cosmonauts living and working together in space for all humanity. Beyond the horizon, the stars, the future and our dreams.
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Ron Garan
Mar 7
Interesting Unreasonable article

I agree 100% with the notion that successful business practices can lead to substantial poverty reduction worldwide. I also think this has been the missing link and why we still face so many problems after countless years of philanthropy.

I do need to correct one assertion of the post though.

I am the scientific and technical advisor to the Social Business movement and a personal friend of its founder Prof. +Muhammad Yunus  Prof. Yunus does not condemn profit making businesses. He does not assert that businesses that serves the poor cannot make a profit. The quote from Prof. Yunus in the post is taken out of context. What Prof. Yunus is actually saying (backed up by the same article cited) is that he thinks it’s wrong for businesses to grow rich by preying on and taking advantage of the poor. 

It is true that Prof. Yunus defines “Social Business” as a business that does not pay dividend or give a return on investment and all profits go back into the social or environmental good the business was created to achieve. But this type of business is to be seen as one of the many entrepreneurial solutions available to choose from across the entire spectrum of available business options. Prof Yunus is not saying that his definition of social business is the only option. The only thing that he does condemn is businesses that take advantage of the plight of the poor. Any business that serves the poor should have somewhere in their calculation the long-term benefit of their impoverished customers – they should not be viewed as a resource to be exploited. This is good business…
Is It Immoral To Earn Attractive Profits From Poor Customers?
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Ron Garan
Mar 5
Another unreasonable post...
Why Spend Money on Space Exploration When We Have So Many Problems Here on Earth?
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Ron Garan
Mar 4
Don’t forget to encourage your favorite K-12 student to submit their #Doodle4Google for a chance to take over the +Google homepage. Remember the theme: “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”  

Submissions due in 2 weeks / March 20th / Soon

http://www.google.com/doodle4google/  
Doodle 4 Google
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Ron Garan
Mar 3
Gravity in Zero Gravity - Yes there is #Gravity in space. Here's a photo of +Cady Coleman and me w/ the Gravity crew (in space) just after completing the filming of the Oscar nominated movie. Everyone else in the world is on the other side of that window.

http://t.co/LEM8uNwhgE
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Ron Garan
Feb 24
Gravity in Zero Gravity!
NASA Astronaut Watches 'Gravity' Movie for Space Tips - NBC News
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Ron Garan
Feb 20
Hey G+niuses  I'm making a video about the Orbital Perspective. Here's a draft that I'm working on. I'd love to get everyone's critique of how it's turning out.  Thanks in advance for any pointers!
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Ron Garan
Feb 16
Hey Jonathan I never said you wouldn't make a great astronaut. I'm sure you would be awesome!
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Ron Garan
Feb 14
Bangladesh on Seven Summits beyond the stratosphere!!

Welcome aboard +Fragile Oasis +Wasfia Nazreen! Congratulations on  publishing your first article as a "Bloggernaut"! 

Please help us spread the blog post: http://bit.ly/NBRJRo
Bangladesh on Seven Summits | Fragile Oasis
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Ron Garan
Feb 10
One of the best goalie saves at the +Olympics  so far: http://bit.ly/1fRbtbe  #Olympics2014 
Coca-Cola Soda In Space Commercial
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Ron Garan
Feb 6
My friend Wasfia Nazreen proves everyday that you don't have to be in orbit to have the orbital perspective. Great BBC interview about why she climbing the highest peaks on all 7 continents. I'm looking forward to the first person climbing the highest peaks on all 8 continents (Continent #8 = The Moon) @BDon7Summits
http://goo.gl/3i8qUg 
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Ron Garan
Feb 3
Hey I'm writing a book w/ Berrett-Koehler Publishing! Click here: http://svy.mk/LIcpG4 if you want to help me pick a title? 
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Ron Garan
Jan 31
Add your voice to +Emmanuel Jal's to  help those affected by the violence in South Sudan #WeWantPeace
Petition | WWP
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Ron Garan
Apr 18
Great video by Jonathan Bird about how we train for spacewalks on the +International Space Station 
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Ron Garan
Apr 12
Breaking News! Photographic proof of aliens in space +Yuri's Night  #YurisNight2014 — at Space Shuttle Endeavor  @ the California Science Center.
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Ron Garan
Apr 6
3 years ago today my crew mates and I docked our Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft  to the +International Space Station  The spacecraft was dubbed,  "Gagarin" in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1st human spaceflight 

Clink here: http://goo.gl/rSlSV to see the docking
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Ron Garan
Apr 3
 NASA originally shared this post.
Statement regarding suspension of some NASA activities with Russian Government representatives:

Given Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, NASA is suspending the majority of its ongoing engagements with the Russian Federation.  NASA and Roscosmos will, however, continue to work together to maintain safe and continuous operation of the International Space Station. NASA is laser focused on a plan to return human spaceflight launches to American soil, and end our reliance on Russia to get into space.  This has been a top priority of the Obama Administration’s for the past five years, and had our plan been fully funded, we would have returned American human spaceflight launches – and the jobs they support – back to the United States next year.  With the reduced level of funding approved by Congress, we’re now looking at launching from U.S. soil in 2017.  The choice here is between fully funding the plan to bring space launches back to America or continuing to send millions of dollars to the Russians.  It’s that simple.  The Obama Administration chooses to invest in America – and we are hopeful that Congress will do the same.
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Ron Garan
Apr 2
 Fragile Oasis originally shared this post.
This is a view of a small area of the coast of Chile from the International Space Station- an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast several hours ago, triggering Tsunami warnings. The U.S. Geological Survey has an excellent, if sobering, map of the multiple quakes in the immediate region, 3 in the last hour alone. Our hearts are with the Chilean people. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ — with Regheg Yok.
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Ron Garan
Mar 25
Terminator: the line that separates night from day/darkness from light but look closer, do you see that thin blue line on the horizon? That's the only thing that keeps every living thing on our planet alive. That paper-thin layer is all that makes up our atmosphere. #Sobering   

<px via +Fragile Oasis >
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Ron Garan
Mar 17
Planet Green. Top 'o the mornin! #StPatricksDay via +Fragile Oasis 
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Ron Garan
Mar 14
 National Geographic originally shared this post.
Tonight: We're taking you around the world during an epic two-hour television event broadcasted LIVE from the International Space Station.

Watch #LiveFromSpace on Friday, March 14 at 8 p.m. EST on the National Geographic Channel.
Live From Space | National Geographic Channel
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Ron Garan
Mar 14
Hey if anyone is still up I'm live right now on the Jim Bohannon Radio Show
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Ron Garan
Mar 11
 Channel 4 originally shared this post.
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Ron Garan
Mar 11
 Daria Musk originally shared this post.
MAKE A WISH
My birthday wish is for a world of amazing people that I can belong to and sing for, who will inspire me every day... Oh, wait! I already have that! It's you guys! Ok, then I wish for three million more wishes! ;) What's your wish?

XO, Daria aka  #birthdaygirl   
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Ron Garan
Mar 10
Here's a great interview about +Medair's heroines posted on  #WomensDay   http://bit.ly/1oFnNi7  and the pictures of other heroines: http://ow.ly/ulaoq #HumanitarianHeroines #womensday2014 #SouthSudan @Medair_SDS
Meet our humanitarian heroines
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Ron Garan
Mar 9
 Fragile Oasis originally shared this post.
Clouds and sunglint on the Black Sea from the orbital perspective of astronauts and cosmonauts living and working together on the International Space Station. Photo credit: Karen Nyberg/+NASA 
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Ron Garan
Mar 6
 Fragile Oasis originally shared this post.
Stars in the eyes of astronauts and cosmonauts living and working together in space for the benefit of all on Earth. Photo taken from the International Space Station, their home away from our home planet.
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Ron Garan
Mar 4
Tomorrow is the premier of  +Particle Fever  See the trailer here:http://particlefever.com/ It's going to be smashing (share if you get it?) :)
Particle Fever | WITH ONE SWITCH, EVERYTHING CHANGES.
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Ron Garan
Mar 4
While participating in the Refugee Run at the +World Economic Forum  in #Davos, Switzerland, I met +courtney brandt an aid worker in #Lebanon with the humanitarian organization +Medair. Here’s an interview with her about the recent #RefugeeRun and her work with refugees in #Lebanon: http://ow.ly/t8HXe Learn more about Medair at: http://experience.medair.org/ — with Courtney Brandt.
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Ron Garan
Feb 25
Don’t forget to encourage your favorite K-12 student to submit their #Doodle4Google for a chance to take over the +Google+ homepage.

Remember the theme: “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

Submissions due in [4 weeks / March 20th / Soon]

 +Google +Google for Education 
Doodle 4 Google
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Ron Garan
Feb 24
Listening to Mark Zuckerberg discussing internet as a basic human right & Internet.org @ ‪#‎MWC14‬ u can listen 2: http://bit.ly/1fxQvjV
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Ron Garan
Feb 16
Great video about one of the Wonders of the World (at least it should be). There is no way the +International Space Station could have been built without +NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
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Ron Garan
Feb 14
HUGE Thanks to everyone that helped me pick the title of my upcoming book:
The title is: "ORBITAL PERSPECTIVE"
The Subtitle is: "Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles"

I really appreciate everyone's input and help - Thanks!
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Ron Garan
Feb 11
Great photo taken by the #ISS crew showing #Sochi Olympic Park Stadium & #Olympic flame! via +NASA  
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Ron Garan
Feb 7
A picture is worth a 1000 words...

Via +Fragile Oasis  Light is not playing a trick on your eyes - in between the blazing night lights of China on the left and South Korea on the right - 25 million Earthlings of North Korea in the dark. This picture was taken by a human living and working on the International Space Station 30 January 2014.
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Ron Garan
Feb 5
Know a student who could use a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 grant to their school?

Don’t forget to encourage your favorite K-12 student to submit their #Doodle4Google for a
chance to take over the +Google  homepage. Remember the theme: “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…” Submissions due in [2 weeks / March 20th / Soon]

http://www.google.com/doodle4google/
Doodle 4 Google
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Ron Garan
Feb 2
Add your voice to +Emmanuel Jal's to  help those affected by the violence in South Sudan #WeWantPeace
Petition | WWP
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Ron Garan
Jan 29
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