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Exploring Legends Interview with Scott Parazynski

Dr. Scott Parazynski FN'07 is the only human to have stood on the summit of the world’s highest peak, 29,035-foot Mt. Everest, and flown in space. Parazynski, 55, also served as personal physician to the late Sen. John Glenn aboard Shuttle Discovery on the senator’s return to space in 1998.

Scott spent his early years studying medicine, graduating from Stanford with a B.S. in biology in 1983, then Stanford Medical School in 1989. He joined NASA in 1992 and, after five separate Shuttle flights, went into private industry. He is a 2008 recipient of the Club’s Lowell Thomas Award.

Interviewer Jim Clash FR'99 will discuss with Scott the current state of NASA's program as well as the private space effort, what it's like to climb Mt. Everest, his recollections of the late John Glenn, his new book, "The Sky Below," his experience with the Olympic luge and more. At the end of the interview, as is customary, Jim will open the floor to audience questions.

Date: August 2, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Interview

Location: Explorers Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

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