March 25, 2009
Veteran Astronaut Scott Parazynski Leaves NASA
NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector. Parazynski, a medical doctor, is a veteran of five space shuttle flights and seven spacewalks.
"Scott is an exceptional astronaut who has served NASA and the Astronaut Office with distinction during these past 17 years," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "In particular, his spacewalking expertise has helped pave the way to successful assembly of the International Space Station. As a colleague, former crewmate, and friend, I wish him the very best in his future career -- he will be missed."
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