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Elite Athlete, Physician, Space Explorer Visits Space Center Houston

HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2017 – Meet the only person to have flown in space and reached the summit of Mount Everest Saturday at Space Center Houston.

Retired astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski will appear at Space Center Houston’s Lunch with an Astronaut, give two presentations open to all guests and will autograph his bestselling book, “The Sky Below:  A True Story of Summits, Space and Speed,” Oct. 21 at Space Center Houston.

Parazynski retired from NASA in March 2009 after five space shuttle missions, seven spacewalks and more than 50 days in space. His memoir shares with readers his adventures of space exploration, getting “the call” from NASA, training for the Olympics and reaching the summit of Mount Everest.

To learn more about Dr. Parazynski’s, see his biography here. For tickets to Space Center Houston, visit www.spacecenter.org.

Who: Retired astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski appears at Space Center Houston.

What: Retired astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski will appear at Space Center Houston’s Lunch with an Astronaut, give two presentations open to all guests and be available to autograph his bestselling book, “The Sky Below:  A True Story of Summits, Space and Speed,” Oct. 21 at Space Center Houston.

When: Saturday, Oct. 21

  • Included with admission, guests may attend two presentations, 11 a.m. and 1:20 p.m.
  • A Lunch with an Astronaut appearance with Dr. Scott Parazynski will be held at noon.
  • Book signing held from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.

Tickets: Tickets at the door range from $24.95 for children to $29.95 for adults with discounts for seniors and members of the military. Lunch with an Astronaut tickets include a full day admission: $69.95 for adults, $35.95 for children. For tickets, visit www.spacecenter.org.

Where: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1 million visitors annually, was called “The Big Draw” by USA Today and generates a $73 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 200,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and experience. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.