Scott Parazynski Return to Everest 2009
Closeup View of Mt. Everest As Seen From Orbit

Closeup View of Mt. Everest As Seen From Orbit

Сергей Рязанский @SergeyISS "You often ask to show photos of #Everest. Here is the "Summit of the World" in person!"


Orbital Recon in Search of Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma

Orbital Recon in Search of Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma

Randy Bresnik‏@AstroKomrade Approaching the Himalayas, truly a needle in a haystack trying to find Mt. Everest/Sagarmatha. Amazingly enough, we did. #4DaysOverEverest


Viewing Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma From Orbit

Viewing Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma From Orbit

Randy Bresnik @AstroKomrade With the blackness of space above, far away on our horizon, the impressive vertical of Mt. Everest/ stands out. #4DaysOverEverest


2014 Everest Avalanche Site As Seen From Orbit

2014 Everest Avalanche Site As Seen From Orbit

On Friday, April 26, 2014, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpa guides. NASA Terra spacecraft looked toward the northeast, with Mount Everest center, and Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain on Earth, on the skyline to right center.


Twilight View Of Mt. Everest From Orbit

Twilight View Of Mt. Everest From Orbit

Сергей Рязанский‏@SergeyISS - Гора Эверест в сумеречном свете // Mountain Everest in twilight


That Time My Friend Walked Above The Sky

That Time My Friend Walked Above The Sky

Review: "The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed" by Scott Parazynski with Susy Flory


Mt. Everest Seen From The International Space Station

Mt. Everest Seen From The International Space Station

@TimPeake: Harder to spot from space than you might think: Earth's tallest mountain: Everest! Credits: ESA/NASA Larger image


Эверест - Everest - As Seen From Orbit

Эверест - Everest - As Seen From Orbit

Oleg Artemyev @OlegMKS #Эверест #МКС (#Everest #ISS) #BlueDot Larger image


Fire and Haze in the Himalayan Front Range in Nepal As Seen From Space

Fire and Haze in the Himalayan Front Range in Nepal As Seen From Space

This photo was taken by the Expedition 12 crew aboard the International Space Station on 31 March 2006. It shows smoke from fires along the Himalayan Front Range in Nepal.


Space Station Solar Panels With The Himalayas As a Backdrop

Space Station Solar Panels With The Himalayas As a Backdrop

This photo was taken by the Expedition 25 crew aboard the International Space Station on 4 November 2011. Pictured behind the station's solar panel are the Himalayas including the Tibetan plains, the Ganges Plain, and Lake Paiku.


Three Views of Mt. Everest and Himalayas From Orbit

Three Views of Mt. Everest and Himalayas From Orbit

@NASA_Astronauts: "Where is #Everest?" #AstroButch Location marked on pics 1&2. For 3rd, look in lower center under the double cloud. Larger image. More images below.


Famous Rocks in Space

Famous Rocks in Space

Douglas H. Wheelock @Astro_Wheels A piece of the 'Sea of Tranquility' & Mt. Everest on the #ISS, from my 'ol pal 'Spike', @AstroDocScott


Everest Reunion At The South Pole

Keith Cowing: Former Astronaut Scott Parazynski, M.D. summitted Mt. Everest in 2009. A few weeks ago, Scott visited a variety of locations in Antarctica including the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole, as director of the UTMB Center for Polar Operations. When Scott went to the summit of Everest he took my old NASA badge from 1990 and a small "Flat Gorbie" - a photo of astronaut Suni Williams' dog "Gorbie" with him. A photo of Gorbie had been on the ISS and made a second trip there last year. When Scott visited the South Pole he happened to have my NASA badge and another Flat Gorbie - the same one that had been undersea during a NEEMO mission.


Image: Bhutan and Nepal As Seen From the International Space Station

The Tibetan plateau and the Himalayas, as captured by Andre Kuipers onboard the ISS. Andre is onboard the ISS as part of ESA's long duration mission, PromISSe. For further information on the mission, please visit: www.esa.int/SPECIALS/PromISSe/index.html Credits: ESA/NASA. Larger image


New Study Maps Himalayan Glacier Behavior Via Satellite

Khumbu ice fall, Khumbu Glacier, near the Everest Base Camp. Mt Everest peak (8848 m asl.) is in the upper right background, mostly hidden by its west shoulder. Credits: K. Casey

Glaciers are one of the largest reservoirs of freshwater on our planet, and their melting or freezing is one of the best indicators of climate change. However, knowledge of glacier change has been hampered by lack of data, especially for understanding regional behaviour.


Mars, Everest, and Tricorders

Using a Tricorder on Mount Everest

"If you've ever seen a Starfleet away team beaming down to a new planet, you know that the first thing they do is whip out their tricorder and scan everything. Many of NASA's astrobiologists want one. Well, Scott and I had one at Everest."


Mars, Everest, and Tricorders

Using a Tricorder on Mount Everest

"If you've ever seen a Starfleet away team beaming down to a new planet, you know that the first thing they do is whip out their tricorder and scan everything. Many of NASA's astrobiologists want one. Well, Scott and I had one at Everest."


Everest, Apollo, Soyuz, NEEMO, and Space Station Resonances

Explanation (its complicated): This is my friend and Challenger Center co-conspirator Gwen Griffin at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan where the Soyuz rocket in the background will be launched this weekend. On board will be astronaut Suni Williams. Suni is the next door neighbor of Gwen's boyfriend Al Saylor (skydiver extraordinaire ) in Friendswood, TX. Suni owns a Jack Russell terrier named "Gorbie".  


Photo: North Side of Mount Everest As Seen From Space

"Because it is there." George Mallory aptly summed up the reason mountaineers worldwide respond to the irresistible pull of Mount Everest. On May 29, 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal were the first to complete the hazardous trek to the summit of the world's highest mountain, rising 29,035 feet above sea level.


Photo: A lake in the Tibetan Plateau As Seen From Orbit

@Astro_Ron: #FromSpace A lake in the Tibetan Plateau I think it's the highest + largest plateau on Earth Anyone know if true? larger image



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