March 21, 2012

"If the Dinosaurs Had a Space Program They’d Still Be Here": NASA Astronaut does Reddit AMA 

Being an astronaut isn’t what it used to be. At least not in the case of NASA space-traveler Ron Garan. Garan is an astronaut 2.0 — not a distant hero but a connected one, putting modern social media to use in telling his story about what it’s like to travel in Earth’s orbit. While circling the Earth last year, Garan, or @Astro_Ron as we call him here at The Atlantictweeted pictures of his five-month adventure on the International Space Station, keeping his tens of thousands of Twitter followers up to date on the views outside his space-station window. Now, in another social-media foray, Garan took to Reddit yesterday, in a late-night “ask me anything” session, which has garnered more than 4,000 comments.

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    I LOVE this.
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    there was an episode of Star Trek Voyager about this. It was awesome.
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