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2010-01-26 11:36:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As a former astronaut, Wyle's Scott Parazynski has experienced a bit of speed and excitement in his life. Rocketing into space on five separate occasions aboard NASA Space Shuttles to enormous altitudes, he has also scaled the highest peak on earth, the 29,035-foot Mount Everest, during a May 2009 expedition. His fascination with speed and adventure started earlier in life, however. He was once a competitive luge athlete, a sport that involves...

2010-01-04 12:57:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A moon rock collected during the historic Apollo 11 mission more than 40 years ago will be heading back to space and a new home aboard the International Space Station, sharing quarters with a piece of Mt. Everest. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On May 20, 2009, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski carried the rock to the top of Mt. Everest where he collected a rock from the world's highest mountain to...

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2010-01-04 13:15:53

A moon rock collected during the historic Apollo 11 mission more than 40 years ago will be heading back to space and a new home aboard the International Space Station, sharing quarters with a piece of Mt. Everest. On May 20, 2009, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski carried the rock to the top of Mt. Everest where he collected a rock from the world's highest mountain to accompany the lunar sample for its return to space. During an event Jan. 6 at Space Center Houston, Parazynski will...

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2009-03-25 08:07:39

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...

2009-03-24 14:59:39

The U.S. space agency says astronaut Scott Parazynski is resigning to take a job in the private sector. Parazynski, 48, 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 NASA's Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. In particular, his spacewalking expertise has helped pave the way to...

2009-03-20 09:00:00

El SEGUNDO, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A former astronaut and veteran of five space shuttle flights has been named a director of business development for Wyle's Integrated Science and Engineering Group based in Houston, Texas. Dr. Scott Parazynski joins Wyle to assist in the company's continued growth and diversification providing integrated science, engineering, and human health and performance services to the Federal Government. He will also assume the role of medical director for...

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2007-11-06 12:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With the mission finally coming to a close, Discovery's commander acknowledged Tuesday she was "extremely concerned" about the safety of the spacewalker who went out to fix the space station's ripped solar wing. And the spacewalker, Scott Parazynski, said he barely managed to reach the tangled wires that had snagged the wing. If the damage had been just another foot away, "it would have been a Plan B or C or D," he told The Associated Press. "I don't know what it...

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2007-10-30 15:50:00

HOUSTON -- Spacewalking astronauts bolted a solar power tower to the international space station on Tuesday, completing an ambitious three-day moving process that ended with elation when the beam's giant solar panels began to unfurl. Their joy turned to concern, however, when a rip was spotted in the second solar panel. NASA needs to get the tower up and running to prevent malfunctioning station equipment from delaying the addition of a much-anticipated European research lab. A massive rotary...


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