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Everest Recap

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
June 13, 2008

Astronaut’s adventures don’t end in space

“Parazynski joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 1992 and flew to Russia’s Mir space station as well as its successor, the international space station. He crewed on a shuttle flight in 1998 with John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, and in Houston he trains astronauts for spacewalks. He’s unsure whether he will be given an opportunity for a sixth trip into space.

But the desire burns, close to his quest for another shot at Everest’s summit. “The mountain will always be there,” he said. “It’s not that I need to prove anything. The more I thought about it coming home, the more I longed for going back. “I just want to see it with my own eyes.”

More information on Scott’s climb at EverestOnOrbit

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