Ron Garan's The Orbital Perspective reminds us of our common humanity and that the pressing challenges we face, we must face and resolve together through tolerance, dialogue, and cooperation.
KOFI ANNAN - Nobel Peace Laureate and Chair, Kofi Annan Foundation
Ron Garan's breakthrough book is one of a kind. Never before has a firsthand account of lessons learned in space been applied to firsthand humanitarian development work on Earth.
JIMMY WALES - Founder of Wikipedia
Astronaut Ron Garan's fabulous book will transport you from the magnificent sense of possibility in outer space to the perspective of a worm on Earth's rich soil...
JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ - CEO, Acumen, and author of The Blue Sweater
The Orbital Perspective is an inspirational knockout. After reading this book you will refuse to accept the status quo on our planet.
WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO, PH.D. - Heavyweight Champion of the World; Founder, Klitschko Management Group
Put a humanitarian into a spacesuit and keep sending him into space, and books like this are bound to be written. You see, global problems can have a personal solution.
KEITH COWING - Executive Director, Space College Foundation
Astronaut Ron Garan brings us a wonderful call to shift our point of view from local to global, from myopic to orbital.
JASON SILVA - Filmmaker, media artist, and host of National Geographic Channel's Brain Games
This is more than just a book; it is a call to action and a catalyst for a necessary movement. This is a defining book for a defining time in human history.
DANIEL EPSTEIN - Founder and CEO, Unreasonable Group
Ron's focus is on finding new connections and collaborations that cross borders of all sorts that might just allow us to transform the world for the better...
PETER GABRIEL - Musician and a founder of WOMAD, Witness, and The Elders
If nations can join together to build the most complex structure ever built in space, imagine what we can accomplish by working together to overcome the challenges facing us all here on Earth.
Looking back at our planet from space fills us with the realization that each and every one of us is riding through the Universe together on this spaceship we call Earth and that we are all in this together.
We live in a world where the possibilities are only limited by our imagination and our will to act. We do not have to accept the status quo on our planet. It is possible to eliminate the suffering and conflict in our world: Nothing is Impossible. #TheKeyIsWe
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He has logged 178 days in space and 71 million miles in orbit. He is the founder of the nonprofit social enterprise incubator Manna Energy Foundation and has worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development.