Ron Garan

Occasionally can be found in low Earth orbit, on the bottom of the ocean, or meeting new crewmates on Spaceship Earth:

Orbital Perspective Ron Garan

The Key is We

We all have moments in our lives where something shifts, clicks into place. For me it was in June of 2008, when I clamped my feet to the end of the robotic Canadarm-2 on the International Space Station and rode the arm through an arc that took me 100 feet above the space station. Looking down at this incredible man-made accomplishment against the backdrop of our indescribably beautiful Earth, 240 miles below was a very moving experience. But as I looked down at this stunning, fragile oasis — this island that has been given to us, and has protected all life from the harshness of space — I was hit in the gut with an undeniable sobering contradiction.

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