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01101001
2009-May-18, 11:53 AM
OnOrbit: Apollo 11 Moon Rocks Headed for the Summit of Mt. Everest with Astronaut Climber (http://www.onorbit.com/node/1027)


Astronaut Scott Parazynski - in the midst of a historic summit bid at Mount Everest - is carrying some small pieces of moon rock as he climbs to the top of the highest spot on Earth.
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If all goes according to plan (and it often does not on Everest), the rock fragments will reach the top of the world little more than two months before the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

Looks like the summit attempt is tomorrow. Parazynski will give the ISS a phone call when he's on top of the world.

Scamp
2009-May-18, 01:51 PM
Pity. He has to bring them back with him. Leaving them at the summit would have been more emotionally satisfying.

KaiYeves
2009-May-18, 10:03 PM
Good luck, Mr. Parazynski!

slang
2009-May-18, 10:23 PM
Even more satisfying would be to bring it back where it came from. I volunteer!

Ara Pacis
2009-May-19, 02:29 PM
There's too much litter on that mountain as it is.

KaiYeves
2009-May-19, 04:22 PM
He should paraphrase what Dominic did with his brother's sand from the Dead Sea in Gordon Korman's Everest series and hold the moon rock out while saying "You're far from home, baby, far from home!"

BetaDust
2009-May-19, 04:49 PM
Pity. He has to bring them back with him. Leaving them at the summit would have been more emotionally satisfying.

Well... he could; "accidentally" lose one up there....:think:

01101001
2009-May-20, 02:00 AM
NASA Twitter (http://twitter.com/nasa)


Former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski reached the Mt. Everest summit as of 6:15pET.

OnOrbit: Scott Is On The Summit (http://www.onorbit.com/node/1033)


Scott Parazynski and his Sherpa Danuru are standing on the summit of Mt. Everest as of 6:15 pm EDT - 4 am Nepal time

Scott was at the south summit 8,750 m (28,700 ft) of Mt Everest at 2:35 am local time. Main summit is at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft).

Ara Pacis
2009-May-20, 03:31 AM
I dunno, after taking it off the moon, moving it around a mountain seems a little anticlimactic.

KaiYeves
2009-May-20, 09:29 PM
Congrats, Scott!

If I'm going to read somebody's Twitter feed, it had BETTER be of stuff like "I am standing on the summit of Mount Everest."