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The Spencer Lodge Podcast


Oct 29, 2020

I am thrilled to bring you this week’s episode as I am chatting with one of the only people on Earth to have lived in space AND at the bottom of the ocean! Today I am in conversation with the one and only Colonel Ron Garan - a decorated NASA astronaut, fighter pilot, test pilot, humanitarian, and social entrepreneur.

Ron has a remarkable story as he has spent 178 days in space and has traveled more than 71 million miles during 2,842 orbits of our planet. He flew on both the US space shuttle and the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, where he accomplished four spacewalks. Ron also spent eighteen days at the bottom of the ocean during a research mission held in the world’s only undersea research lab, Aquarius.

Ron and I discuss how he made an ‘impossible dream’ become reality, the training it took to become an astronaut, why he is so passionate about improving life on Earth, and his upcoming book launch, Floating in Darkness.

If you find this interview as fascinating as I did, then you’ll want to be among the first to get a hardcover copy of Ron’s new book Floating in Darkness, launching in May 2021.

Floating in Darkness, the sequel to Ron’s critically acclaimed first book The Orbital Perspective, adds the perspective of inner space to take the reader on a profound journey of discovery. It addresses fundamental aspects of the evolution of society and humanity and serves as a call to action to help steer the trajectory of our society toward a future we would all want to be a part of.
 
As a 'thank you' to my listeners, simply use promo code "SPENCER" at checkout to get 10% off your pre-order copy of Ron's book here: https://www.rongaran.com/spencer