2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Astronaut Ron Garan: Earthgazing 101

Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 2-3
310 E 5th ST

"For the first 15 years of my adult life, I trained to fight the Russians as a fighter pilot during the Cold War. On April 4th, 2011, two and a half decades after joining the U.S. Air Force, I stood at the base of a rocket that would take me and my two Russian crewmates into space from the same launchpad as Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, fifty years before."

Join Ron Garan as he recounts the life changing experience of travelling to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz rocket and seeing the Earth for the first time, along with director Guy Reid (Planetary) and moderated by Jeremy Boxer (former Creative Director at Vimeo).

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Guy Reid


Planetary Collective

Guy Reid is an award-winning director, speaker and photographer. Most recently he directed the documentary films Overview (2012) and Planetary (2015), groundbreaking space and natural history films...

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Jeremy Boxer at SXSW

Jeremy Boxer


Orbital Media/Sonar +D

Jeremy is an award winning filmmaker and creative director based New York and London. For over 15 years Jeremy has worked at the leading edge of where film, technology and art intersects. As Vimeo’...

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Ron Garan at SXSW

Ron Garan

Retired Astronaut

Fragile Oasis

Ron is a highly decorated Fighter Pilot and Test Pilot, Explorer, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian who believes that appropriately designed and targeted social enterprise can solve many of the problem...

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