In Floating in Darkness, Ron Garan tells the story of his journey from NASA astronaut to social entrepreneur. After spending more than 178 days orbiting Earth on the Space Shuttle Discovery and International Space Station, Garan was determined to find a way to use his unique experience and insights for the betterment of humanity. He founded an organization called Fragile Oasis, which uses technology and media platforms to connect people living in isolation with opportunities for human connection. A touching and inspiring memoir, Floating in Darkness is a testament to one man’s determination to make a difference in the world.
For who is this book for ?
This book would be great for anyone who is interested in space, or someone who wants to learn more about what it’s like being an astronaut and the different challenges they face. It is also a good read for people looking for inspiration to make a difference in their own community.
- The author’s experience as an astronaut gives him a unique perspective on social issues
- He shows how it is possible to turn personal tragedy into something positive
- Garan is an engaging writer who makes readers feel like they are right there alongside him
- The author could have provided more detail about his journey from astronaut to social entrepreneur.
- The book is somewhat dense and may be difficult for some readers to follow. ・It can be challenging to read about the challenges of others without feeling overwhelmed or helpless.
Learn more about the author
Ron Garan is a former astronaut who spent 178 days in orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery and International Space Station. After retiring from NASA, he founded Fragile Oasis, a social enterprise that uses technology and media platforms to connect people living in isolation with opportunities for human connection.
“Garan’s journey provides a unique perspective on the power of human connection and its potential to inspire positive change.”
“Garan’s journey is an inspiration, and his memoir provides a unique perspective on the world. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about space exploration or social entrepreneurship.”
“Astounding…Garan tells his story with unbridled passion.”
“Garan’s memoir is both enlightening and inspirational. . .”