NASA Scientists Over Everest

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In April and May 2009 Keith travelled to Nepal to spend a month living at Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 17,500 feet. He went there to do education and public outreach via a satellite link on behalf of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education surrounding the ascent of Mt. Everest by his friend, former astronaut Scott Parazynski. Both Keith and Scott are on the Board of Directors of the Challenger Center. Scott made it to the summit becoming the first human to travel into space and stand atop Everest. With him on the summit was a small moon rock brought back to Earth by the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Keith carried this moon rock in his pocket for weeks as he trekked thrugh the Khumbu Valley up to Everest. You can read about Keith’s and Scott’s exploits here. Keith is also a Fellow (National) of The Explorers Club and was a member of a flag expedition to Devon Island (also in 2007) and to Everest Base Camp.

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