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Scott Parazynski Has Sumitted Mt. Everest

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
May 19, 2009

Scott is now on his way down the mountain to a lower Camp.
Astronaut Scott Parazynski and his Sherpa Danuru are standing on the summit of Mt. Everest as of 6:15 pm EDT – 4 am Nepal time
Scott was at the south summit of Mt Everest 8,750 m (28,700 ft) at 2:35 am local time.
8:26 pm Nepal time: Scott has just departed Camp IV and is headed for the summit of Mt. Everest ETA 5 am Nepal time/7 pm EDT – perhaps earlier.
Updates at
Scott is using his SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker to check in. You can follow his progress all the way to the summit by checking his personal tracking page . Select “terrain” to see how close he is getting to the summit of Mt. Everest.

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