STS-120 Scott Parazynski

A medical doctor, mountaineer and former U.S Luge Team athlete, veteran astronaut Scott Parazynski will be making his fifth spaceflight on STS‐120 as mission specialist 1. He has logged more than 1,019 hours in space, including 20 hours of spacewalking time. Following the Columbia tragedy, Parazynski was the astronaut lead for the space shuttle Thermal Protection System inspection and repair techniques development. He will serve as the lead spacewalker and will conduct four of the five spacewalks during the mission. The space‐walks are focused on installation of Node 2, robotically relocating the P6 truss element and evaluating material and a dispenser for potential space shuttle tile repair. Parazynski also will be operating the shuttle robotic arm during heat shield inspections.

STS-120 Shuttle Mission Press Kit – PDF download

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~ by tellinghistory on October 23, 2007.

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