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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-03-2014 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Former NASA astronaut Ron Garan (STS-124, Soyuz TMA-21, ISS 27/28) revealed on Facebook today that he is writing a book:
Hey I'm writing a book with Berrett-Koehler Publishing! Click here if you want to help me pick a title?
The title survey page offers a brief description of the book:
Ron Garan experienced something few us can imagine — living in orbit on the International Space Station (ISS) for six months. The ISS is arguably the most ambitious, technologically complicated (and expensive) undertaking in human history, and no one nation could have constructed it alone. More than 15 countries (some former enemies) have provided parts of the ISS, from robot arms, to solar arrays to personnel. The ISS is proof that nations can collaborate to accomplish the "impossible" when there is hope and the goodwill to succeed.

Ron's biggest surprise on ISS was proving false the commonly held belief that you can't see borders from space. Photographing the Earth one evening, Ron witnessed the militarized, spotlit border between Pakistan and India — while he couldn't see the weapons in the starlight, the violent scar on the earth was undeniable and saddening. In that moment, Ron was determined to share a new vision for the future of the planet that looked to the best of our nature, not the worst.

Now active in global projects to promote peace, combat hunger, thirst, and poverty, Ron is determined to use the audacity of the ISS as a model for cooperation to solve to our greatest problems. We have all the technology and resources we need to overcome our greatest barriers to living in peace, prosperity, and global friendship. We only need to step outside our comfort zones, step outside the way we've always done things and have the courage to embrace new collaborative partnerships and processes.

Much more than a memoir or travelogue, Ron's book is a call to action for each of us to care for the most important space station of all, planet Earth.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-14-2014 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron Garan announced he has selected a title for his book:
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!

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The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles
by Ron Garan
Ron Garan experienced something few of us can imagine — living in orbit on the International Space Station (ISS) for six months. The ISS is arguably the most ambitious, technologically complicated (and expensive) undertaking in human history, and no one nation could have constructed it alone.

Garan delves into the origins and global importance of the ISS, and then digs deeper to reveal the very personal impact his time on the ISS had for him. Now active in global projects to promote peace, combat hunger, thirst, and poverty, Ron is determined to use the audacity of the ISS as a model for cooperation to solve to our greatest problems.

We have all the technology and resources we need to overcome our greatest barriers to living in peace, prosperity, and global friendship. We only need to step outside our comfort zones, the way we’ve always done things, and have the courage to embrace new collaborative partnerships and processes.

Much more than a memoir or travelogue, Ron's book is a call to action for each of us to care for the most important space station of all, planet Earth.

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (February 2, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1626562466
  • ISBN-13: 978-1626562462

cspg
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