To kick off our 2nd season of shows, we invite 5-time shuttle astronaut and the only astronaut to summit Mount Everest Dr. Scott Parazynski on the show. We discuss with Dr. Parazynski his climb to the summit along with his spaceflights including STS-120, in which he performed an unplanned spacewalk to repair a damaged solar array which was the difference in the continuation of the ISS construction as planned or a devastating setback to the program. We also discuss the television show on Discovery Channel titled "Everest: Beyond the Limit" which documented his record-setting climb.

To keep up with Dr. Scott Parazynski, be sure to follow him on Twitter as @SPOTScott and also visit his website For more on Challenger Centers for Space Science Education, visit

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein.  Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman and special guest Scott Parazynski. Announcer: Russ Dale (@flight001), Theme Composed by:Todd Cecilio (@negativereturn). Also a very special thanks to Jen Scheer (@flyingjenny) for designing the amazing Talking Space logo. Of course, a special thanks to you, the listener, for making this podcast a success and bringing us to our second season! Remember to email us with questions or comments as text OR an .mp3. Send it to and follow us on Twitter at Show Recorded - Tuesday, 12/29/2009

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