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23 July 2008: The NASA Ames Space Exploration Academy class of 2008 poses with Explorers Club flag #114 that was carried to the summit of Mt. Everest in May 2008 in front of a Lunar Orbiter tape drive undergoing restoration at NASA Ames Research Center.
Image below: Everest, Lhotse and Nupste behind prayer flags, as seen from Kala Pattar (18,500')
Here are two photos taken of Scott Parazynski's good friend and climbing partner Adam Janikowski on the summit of Mt. Everest. He is shown posing with memorial banners for cosmonauts and astronauts who died during their missions (which were left at the summit) and Explorers Club Flag #114 (which will be returned to the Explorers Club along with a report).
Editor's note: I just spoke with Scott. He's readjusting well to life at home in Houston after 2 months on and around Mt. Everest. Words and pictures to follow.
Editor's note: Dr. Christian Otto [Photo below], whom Leroy Chiao, Matt Reyes and I worked at HMP on Devon Island in 2007 (see photo), and his brother Eric, made it to the summit of Mount Everest last week. They are part of the Canadian Mt. Everest Medical Operations Expedition. You can follow their expedition on the following web sites: