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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 10 weeks ago 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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About 9 weeks ago Great photo taken by the #ISS crew showing #Sochi Olympic Park Stadium & #Olympic flame! via +NASA  
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About 12 weeks ago Can astronauts see #fireworks from space? When nature is in 'charge', yes. The reason astronauts cannot see human made fireworks is that they are too far away and moving way too fast (5 miles per second). But they can and do see natural fireworks like lightning and the *luminous red sprite*, a tendril like electrical discharge ABOVE thunderstorms that lasts for a fraction of a second. This one is above the lightning between Myanmar (Burma) and Malaysia.
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About 3 weeks ago 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   

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About 4 weeks ago Planet Green. Top 'o the mornin! #StPatricksDay via +Fragile Oasis 
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About 5 weeks ago 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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About 5 weeks ago 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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About 13 weeks ago Thought for Thursday: Have you ever looked at the moon and thought, it’s just hanging there in space, and so am I? #ISS #Collaboration
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About 12 weeks ago FIRSTS (for me) in #Davos - This is a picture of what my FIRST morning in Davos looked like from the +Grameen America + Grameen Creative Lab's YY House (that's my hand holding a cup of caffeine). I'm excited to be in Switzerland for my FIRST +World Economic Forum  and making my FIRST G+ post from #Switzerland
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About 9 weeks ago 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!