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NASA release
Astronauts Garan Departs NASA

NASA astronaut Ron Garan is leaving the agency.

Garan will work on a range of new entrepreneurial and humanitarian efforts.

"Ron will certainly be missed by the Astronaut Office," said Bob Behnken, NASA's chief astronaut. "I'll miss Ron both as a contributor to our office and as a classmate."

Garan, who joined the agency in 2000, is ending a 13-year NASA career that included more than 178 days in space and four spacewalks. Garan flew in space twice, first in 2008 as a space shuttle Discovery mission specialist on STS-124, and again in 2011 aboard the International Space Station as a flight engineer for Expeditions 27 and 28. Garan retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 2009 after 25 years of service. He has logged more than 5,000 flight hours in more than 30 aircraft types. He recently served within NASA's Open Government Initiative.

Robert Pearlman
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Ron Garan tweeted about his departure:
Who said anything about retiring? I'm just getting started... As soon as I figure out what I want to do #whenIgrowup

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