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Ron Garan

I think we live on a pretty cool planet (and by "cool" - I mean awesome)

Recently returned to Earth from 5 1/2 months onboard the International Space Station. I want to use Google+ to share the experience of living and working in space with as many people as possible. The "orbital perspective" has inspired me to help make the world a better place. I hope that by sharing this perspective of our Fragile Oasis, you will also be inspired. 



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About 2 weeks ago Moonrise over our home planet. Credit:@NASA
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About 5 weeks ago Hello Australia. Happy #solstice to all our southern hemisphere friends!
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About 3 weeks ago This is one of my favorite Space Shuttle pictures. I took it over Long Island (The other Long Island) as the last Space Shuttle to fly (Atlantis) approached the International Space Station
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About 11 weeks ago We come in peace. #StarWarsDay May the fourth be with you! +NASA 
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About 12 weeks ago Happy #cincodemayo  Here's a picture I took of the Yucatan Hello #Cancun Hello #Cozumel  
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About 11 weeks ago 3 humans just rode a shooting star back to Earth.

ECTb посадка! Welcome home @AstroRM @Astro_Wakata+ Mikhail Tyurin

Home = ‪#‎Earth‬

They just happen to be in ‪#‎Kazakhsatn‬ ‪#‎exp39‬





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About 7 weeks ago Some of us are called to change the world. Others, to save it.

On June 6, 1944, 70 years before this picture of the United Kingdom, France and Western Europe was taken from the International Space Station, thousands of American, British and Canadian troops crossed the swells of the English Channel in 5,300 ships and 11,000 planes, landing on the beaches of Normandy, France. On #D-Day, only the nearly full moon lit the path from England to France, and liberation.

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About 11 weeks ago Florence Nightingale was named by her parents for the city of her birth in the Tuscany region of the Italian Peninsula. But it is the Crimean Peninsula we most associate with the founder of modern nursing, where she tended to the wounded in one of humanity’s brutal conflicts. Today, we are reminded of the Lady With The Lamp on the 194th anniversary of her birth by light reflected on the waters of the Crimean Peninsula from the orbital perspective of astronauts and cosmonauts living and working in space for the benefit of all. Image credit: +NASA 
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About 3 weeks ago Set wide the window. It's all waiting out there. Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev invites us from the International Space Station. 
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About 4 weeks ago Tropical Storm #Arthur Wednesday morning moving north along the Florida coast. The U.S. National Weather Hurricane Center is anticipating the first tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic season will strengthen to hurricane force sometime today. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts until 30 November. Photo credit: NASA