The Orbital Perspective - Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

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The Orbital Perspective could wind up being the most important tale ever told from space.” - TIME

For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was transformative. If fifteen nations (some of them former enemies) can work together to create and run the most complex structure ever built in space, why can’t we work together to solve our problems on earth? Garan shows how we can all gain this “orbital perspective” to guide and inspire our efforts to build a better world.

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Original Artwork from Space


“I-SOAR” depicts the true nature of the real world. It establishes not only that we are all deeply interconnected—we are also deeply interdependent.

Painting of planet by astronaut Ron Garan

Royal Wedding

This painting is based on a photo I took and tweeted near sunset on the eve of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Astronaut painting in space


Perspective (aka Space Selfie) is a composition about perspective. This piece was inspired by a photograph I took during a spacewalk on the STS-124 mission.

space and planet paintings by artist ron garan


Spending months in space I can pinpoint specific moments when I wasn’t just looking down at the Earth, I was looking at a planet hanging in the blackness of space.

original artwork of space by astronaut Ron Garan

Crossing The Terminator

One of the most unique and magical parts of being in space is watching that line that defines the delineation between night and day pass gently below us.