Ep7 - Launching to Space with Scott Parazynski
We can learn a lot by exploring the edges of the biosphere, where conditions can just barely support even the most hardy organisms. And by venturing beyond the biosphere– by leaving Earth and traveling into space– we can really test the limits of what our bodies are capable of.
Scott Parazynski conducting a spacewalk in 2007 to repair part of the International Space Station. Photo: NASA
Scott Parazynski served as a NASA Astronaut from 1992 to 2009. Photo: NASA
Scott and his STS-120 crewmates launch into space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Photo: NASA
Scott on Mount Everest in 2009. He became the first person to travel to space and summit Everest. Photo courtesy of Scott Parazynski