013: Astronaut & Doctor Scott Parazynski

Scott Parazynski is a marvel of accomplishment. He was raised overseas before coming back to the states and attending Stanford. He then went on to become a doctor at that same university before being admitted into NASA program to become an astronaut. A veteran of five space shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski’s latest mission was in October, 2007 – highlighted by a dramatic, unplanned EVA to repair a live solar array. He retired from NASA in March 2009 to pursue opportunities in the private sector. He is the only person to have both flown in space and summited Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Wow, could Scott do anymore than this? Yes. Listen to the podcast and find out. Rockstar!