Astronaut Scott Parazynski, Renaissance man and Extreme Explorer

Dec 12th, 2017:
Scott Parazynski is a prolific inventor, tech start-up CEO, physician, pilot, avid climber, SCUBA diver, author, and speaker, in addition to being a former competitive luge slider, Olympic coach, and astronaut. Parazynski is the first and only person to both fly in space and summit Mount Everest.

If humans live in space, will we lose our skeletons?

Aug 10th, 2017:
Astronaut Scott Parazynski stopped by PCMag’s offices to talk about his new memoir The Sky Below, including the (possibly insane) future of human space exploration.
CBS This Morning
July 31st, 2017:
Dr. Scott Parazynski has traveled more than 23 million miles in space over his 17-year career. He has flown five missions and conducted seven spacewalks. He is also the only person to fly in space and reach the summit of Mount Everest. Parazynski joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his new memoir, “The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed.”
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CNN Article: Going to space is a real pain in the back….
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Dangerous fixes made by Scott Parazynski in 2007 show no signs of wear or tear.
Nine years ago an emergency doc performed “hairy” surgery in space.
ARS Technica by Eric Berger
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November 2015 marks the 15th year of continual occupation of the International Space Station. Matthew Cox spoke to astronaut Scott Parazynski to find out what life is like on board.
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Space Rocks: Scott also gave a presentation at Space Center Houston to return to NASA the Apollo 11 lunar sample he took with him to the summit, accompanied by an Everest summit rock, for launch to the International Space Station. See the “Space Rocks” ceremony and Everest presentation at:

Watch video of Scott’s TEDMED 2010 presentation.

“Everest: Beyond the Limit — Deadly Countdown” See the full episode, featuring Scott, Danuru, Dawes and friends’ summit on May 20, 2009.
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Watch Scotts AHOF acceptance speech:
The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame welcomed astronaut inductees Brian Duffy and Scott Parazynski to its ranks during a May 14 ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, in Florida. Parazynski, who retired from NASA in 2009, flew on five spaceflights and performed seven spacewalks during his career.

Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck:
Scott was recently profiled in a new book on entrepreneurial success and risk tolerance:
CNN: Astronaut/Climber – I’m not a risk taker 7/8/11
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Keeping The Space Dream Alive:
Space exploration is not dead. A new film at Houston’s Museum of Natural Science examines human spaceflight after the end of the Shuttle program. Dec 2011
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Read about Scott and the risks of Everest,
in the Fall 2009 issue of The Explorers Journal [HERE]
Aviation Week article on the ISS solar array repair
How Physicians Care for Patients in the Most Isolated Place on Earth 3/18/15

Houston doctors talk about Antarctica experience 6/5/13

Telemedicine makes new advances, all the way to Antarctica 4/7/13

KUHF Conversations: Dr. Scott Parazynski – NPR interview about Antarctic Medicine 1/21/13

It Takes Guts To Start A Company–So How Do You Get ‘Em? 8/12

Visionaries: Scott Parazynski practices extreme healthcare in Antarctica 8/26/12

Scott Parazynski Interview – AskMen 8/12

Former astronaut to head new polar medical center 7/31/12

Meet an astronaut’s astronaut: Scott Parazynski 12/1/11

Cool Gigapan 360 deg pic from a recent Challenger Learning Center keynote I gave
in Olean, NY 11/19/11

Interview with Scott Parazynski – Feb 2011 11/21/11

Kennedy Space Center: Lunch with an astronaut 9/21/11

Q&A: Bridging the Role of the CTO & CMO 7/19/11

Emergency Physician Parazynski Boldly Goes… 6/11

The 10 Most Dangerous Moments in Space Shuttle and Station History 7/7/11

9 of the weirdest things that ever flew on the shuttle 6/30/11

Stanford Alumni: Former Astronaut Scott Parazynski 6/20/11

Summit at Sea 2011 4/13/11;subj=news%26#38;tag=2547-1_3-0-20

To infinity and beyond, on a party cruise 4/13/11;contentBody

Meet a Scientist Monday#10: Scott Parazynski 3/28/11

Former astronaut trades spaces 3/8/11

Ex-astronaut aims to build tricorders 3/9/11

Building Nanoglands 2/11


Interview with the Challenger Center’s Scott Parazynski 1/31/11

Challenger remembered 25 years later 1/28/11

25 Years After Disaster Keeping the Challenger Spirit Alive 1/27/11

Learning Centers Carry on Legacy of Space Shuttle Challenger 1/27/11

Dr. June Scobee Rodgers & Dr. Scott Parazynski; Open Lines 11/21

Observations: TED MED 2010: The Astronaut, the Author and the Prince of Darkness 10/29

NASA and NOLS 9/10

Explorers of great heights 9/28/10

Scientific American Article, A Little Flight Music 8/27/10

High 5: Scott Parazynski, Everest climber and former astronaut 6/4/10

Read about Scott in Emergency Physician Monthly.
Space: Emergency Medicine’s Final Frontier 3/29/10

Wyle’s Scott Parazynski Serves as Honorary Captain of U.S. Luge Team in Vancouver Games 2/10

From the Moon to Everest and Back to Space 2/10

First lunar footsteps still stir hearts, but do we want to go back? 7/18/09

Former Astronaut Gets High Again 5/22/09

With Moon Rocks in Hand, Parazynski Reaches Mt. Everest Peak 5/21/09

Highest GigaPan panoramas taken on Earth’s surface 5/20/09

Astronaut Scott Parazynski Talks Space from Mt. Everest 5/18/09

Challenger Center Welcomes New Board Member Astronaut Parazynski 4/30/09

Former Astronaut To Take Social Media to New Heights 3/23/09

Parazynski leaves astronaut corps 3/24/09

NASA Astronaut visits Texas Children’s: Q&A with Scott Parazynski 3/24/09

Veteran Astronaut Scott Parazynski Leaves NASA 3/24/09

Veteran Astronaut Scott Parazynski Joins Wyle Business Development Staff in Houston 3/20/09

Astronaut touches down at school 2/1/09

Scott Parazynski visits St Cross 1/30/09

Reflections on NASA at 50: Scott Parazynski 10/1/08

Astronaut’s adventures don’t end in space: Scott Parazynski’s Everest quest foiled by back pains 6/11/08

European Tech Tour keynote 11/19/08

The Astronaut From Little Rock 11/14/08

6 questions for astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski 12/4/07

Dramatic EVA Keeps ISS on Track — Barely 11/12/07

STS-120 solar array repair articles 11/5/07

Photo Gallery: Astronauts’ Risky Spacewalk, Step by Zero-G Step 11/5/07

Astronaut Returns Songs Kids Sent Into SpaceSpace Station Is Repaired in Spacewalk 11/4/07

The Voyagers 3/98

Destination Mars: An astronaut’s perspective 2/11/97

Part 1:
Astronaut Scott Parazynski Says We Should Send World Leaders into Space


Part 2: Keep the Shuttles Until Replacement Ready Says Veteran Astronaut


Part 3: A NASA Astronaut Weighs in on the Future of the Space Program

Part 4: NASA to Conduct Space Research on Virgin Galactic Space Craft