PopSci | From a risky spacewalk to the top of Mount Everest

Retired astronaut Scott Parazynski talks about his life of adventure with Katie Linendoll.


In the new Science Channel show, โ€œSecret Space Escapes,โ€ astronautScott Parazynski, M.D., recounts one of the most challenging days of his life: a live, fully energized solar panel needed to be repaired in space, and he risked his life on a 90-foot arm to fix it.

The fully energized panel could have given Parazynski life-threatening electrical shocks out-of-reach of any hospital on Earth. For some, that level of risk would have been a segue to retirement. Not for Parazynski. โ€œBest day on the job ever,โ€ he told me recently, during a phone interview. I could hear him smiling.

Read the whole interview on Popular Science.  

Posted on December 10, 2015 and filed under Online.