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Ron Garan

Ron Garan

Tucson, Arizona

A decorated Astronaut, Fighter Pilot, Humanitarian and Social Entrepreneur. Ron champions his ‘Orbital Perspective’ message to improve life on earth.

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Having enjoyed an illustrious career that has cemented Colonel Ron Garan’s place as one of the world’s most influential individuals, the iconic father of three is a decorated NASA Astronaut, Fighter Pilot, and Test Pilot, Humanitarian and Social Entrepreneur.

As part of a select group of individuals who have been fortunate enough to see the world from space, Ron champions his ‘Orbital Perspective’ message to improve life on earth. Ron is celebrated not just for his research in space, but for his humanitarian contribution to life on earth.

Ron has spent 178 days in space and has traveled more than 71 million miles in 2,842 orbits of our planet. He flew on both the US Space Shuttle and Russian Soyuz spacecraft where accomplished four spacewalks. Ron also spent 18 days at the bottom of the ocean during a research mission held in the world’s only undersea research lab, Aquarius.

Later, Ron was assigned to the US Agency for International Development, leading the Unity Node project. Their task was to develop a universal, open-source platform, enabling humanitarian organizations to work towards mutual goals. In 2007 Ron founded Manna Energy Ltd. Created with the goal of leveraging the Carbon Market to finance humanitarian projects. Manna Energy Ltd is the first organization in the world to register a United Nations Clean Development Mechanism carbon credit program for water treatment.

From representing Manna Energy Ltd as one of ten global innovators in the field of water purification during the inaugural Launch Water Forum to his role as advisor to the Social Business movement, Ron continues to work towards a cleaner, safer and more peaceful planet. Ron’s critically acclaimed breakthrough book "The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles", was published by Berrett-Koehler.
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Success! Floating in Darkness - sold 2036 pre-orders by Nov. 17, 2019, was pitched to 23 publishers, and is in discussions with publishers.

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- A 1-year subscription to the exclusive bonus material for the Floating in Darkness podcast.
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Update #3 - A Sneak Chapter Peek & An Invitation to the FID Community Oct. 11, 2019

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that we've launched a closed Facebook group called the "Floating in Darkness Community".

You are all invited to join and here's a link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2110931872547720/

There we can discuss the messages of the book. I have posted a sample chapter there for you to check out. The chapter (which is currently Chapter-8), is called "Road to the Launch Pad". It was really fun to write. I would love to hear what you think of it.  

Also, there are only 9 days left in the campaign and we are really close to breaking the Publishizer record. I would really appreciate any help you can lend to getting the word out about the campaign. The main purpose of the campaign is to build a community around the messages of the book and we need all the help we can get.

Thank you, Ron