Ron Garan

Astronaut
Former NASA Astronaut

Ronald Garan, Jr. is a retired NASA astronaut who has traveled 71,075,867 miles in 2,842 orbits of our planet during more than 178 days in space and 27 hours and 3 minutes of EVA during four spacewalks. He flew on both the US Space Shuttle and the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Ron is also an aquanaut and participated in the joint NASA-NOAA, NEEMO-9 mission, an exploration research mission held in Aquarius, the world’s only undersea research laboratory. During this mission he and the crew spent 18 continuous days living and working on the ocean floor. Garan is a highly decorated fighter pilot and test pilot, explorer, entrepreneur and humanitarian.

He is the author of The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles.


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