BEST OF SHOW: An Orbital Perspective on Spaceship Earth
Tuesday, August 29 at 12:00 am (PT)
Ron Garan, Fighter Pilot, Test Pilot, Explorer, Aquanaut & Astronaut
When you visit Ron’s website, it states that Ron “occasionally can be found in low Earth orbit, on the bottom of the ocean, or meeting new crew-mates on Spaceship Earth.” When I met Ron, he was meeting and speaking to new crew-mates at an amazing event called Fast Pitch and he had us all from hello. Ron described, in detail, about an experience he had in 2008 on the International Space Station looking down at our indescribably beautiful Earth. As he soaked in the indescribable beauty, he couldn’t help but think of the inequity that exists on this apparent paradise we have all been given. He couldn’t help but think of all the people who don’t have enough clean water to drink or enough food to eat, of the social injustice, conflicts and poverty that exists throughout the earth. While in space, he pondered the question: if we have the resources and the technology to solve the challenges we face, why do they still persist? Join me as I ask Ron about his experiences in Space, what kind of answers he has found and how it has impacted this phase of his life’s journey. This show made possible due to the generous support of the Chapman Automotive Group.