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I just finished reading Astronaut Ron Garan's second book "Floating in Darkness: A Journey Of Evolution". Contrary to the word "darkness" in the title, this book brings so much to light.

The last time Ron Garan saw the curvature of the Earth and the blackness of space was from his vantage point aboard the International Space Station.

Ron Garan Receives 2011 Spirit of Yuri's Night Award

"NASA Astronaut Ron Garan was officially presented with the 2011 Spirit of Yuri's Night Award on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, after a day of special events welcoming him back to his childhood home of Yonkers, NY. "This is a great honor, and especially personal for me since I traveled to the International Space Station in a Soyuz spacecraft dubbed "Gagarin", launched from the same launch pad that Yuri Gagarin launched from more than 50 years ago," said Garan."

The Collaboration Project, Astronaut Ron Garan via open.nasa.gov

"For thousands of years of human history, the vast majority of people in the world believed that it was impossible to fly to the Moon - simply because it had never been done before. Up until about 50 years ago people would have thought you were crazy to suggest we could go to the Moon, but human ingenuity and the determination of the human spirit proved that it was possible. Today, many people believe that it is impossible to solve the problems of the world. It is widely believed that is impossible to lift the poor out of poverty. 'There have always been poor in the world and there always will be,' they say. If we can land on the Moon and return to Earth safely, if nations can join together and build an enormous research facility in orbit, we can, by working together, solve many of the challenges facing our planet including the alleviation of poverty. Nothing is impossible."

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