In April/May 2009 a team of individuals from several NASA centers and their close friends set out for Nepal and the base camp of Mount Everest. The team trekked through the Nepalese Himalayas to provide a proper send-off for former astronaut Scott Parazynski as he set out to become the first astronaut to scale the world's tallest peak. On May 20th, 2009, Scott achieved this very honor.

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