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SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

Astronaut Weighs In On Where We Should Colonize, And It's Not Mars

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Science

As the Dutch-based Mars One venture continues to narrow down candidates for its one-way mission to the red planet, the idea of a permanent human settl...

Conflict On The Surface: An Excerpt from 'The Orbital Perspective'

Ron Garan | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Ron Garan

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth, only crewmates, and we all have a responsibility to mind the ship and take care of our crew-mates. In fact, when we pull back temporally and look at long-term effects, it becomes apparent that we must collaborate, for the survival of life on Earth.

The Orbital Perspective

Ron Garan | Posted 04.05.2015 | Science
Ron Garan

If we adopt the same collaborative mind-set and practices that got us to the moon and back, and that built the International Space Station, we can alleviate poverty -- and do much more.

Former Astronaut Ron Garan: Space Program Builds A Foundation Of Collaboration

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business

Retired NASA astronaut and author Ron Garan told HuffPost Live that countries working together globally on space exploration could end up collaboratin...

WATCH: This Is The Most Awesome Space Time Lapse Video You Will Ever See

Posted 07.08.2012 | Science

There have been some amazing videos created with photos from the International Space Station, but none quite like this. Tomislav Safundžić, descr...

Astronauts On Twitter: 20 Names To Know

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

What does the Sun look like from space? What do astronauts want to eat when they return to Earth? What does this button do? If you've ever wondered...

Back Where It All Began: An Interview With Astronaut Ron Garan

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

"The thing I want people to take away is the example of international collaboration that created and built the space station. It's just awe-inspiring."

Paradoxically Ordinary

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 04.20.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

I was lucky enough to be selected for the Valentine's Day TweetUp at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. 150 followers of the @NASA account randomly chosen and invited to come to DC and meet with astronaut Ron Garan.

The Joy of Finding Out

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 02.17.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

The focus of Dr. Coleman's presentation was life aboard the International Space Station, from washing her hair (it's hard when water, like everything else, floats!) to the differences between modules built by different countries

WATCH: Stunning NASA Time-Lapse Circles The World From Space

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

Ron Garan, the space-tweeting NASA astronaut who returned in September from five-and-a-half-months aboard the International Space Station (ISS), relea...

LOOK: Amazing Picture Of Southern Lights...FROM SPACE

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

Now here's a rare 220 mile-above earth view of the aurora australis, the southern hemisphere's counterpart to the northern lights. Astronaut Ron Ga...

What A 'Shooting Star' Looks Like From Space

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology

NASA astronaut Ron Garan, who's currently aboard the International Space Station, wowed his 61,000 followers on Sunday with an incredible picture of ...

Astronaut's First Twitpic From Space (TWEET)

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

Rest assured, when NASA sends an astronaut into space, that brave explorer is fully equipped with the most sophisticated technology in the universe. ...

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts Liftoff For Journey To International Space Station

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology

Three astronauts prepare to liftoff from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:18 p.m. EDT aboard the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft, reports MSNBC. NASA ast...