PopSci | From a risky spacewalk to the top of Mount Everest

Retired astronaut Scott Parazynski talks about his life of adventure with Katie Linendoll.

In the new Science Channel show, “Secret Space Escapes,” astronautScott Parazynski, M.D., recounts one of the most challenging days of his life: a live, fully energized solar panel needed to be repaired in space, and he risked his life on a 90-foot arm to fix it.

The fully energized panel could have given Parazynski life-threatening electrical shocks out-of-reach of any hospital on Earth. For some, that level of risk would have been a segue to retirement. Not for Parazynski. “Best day on the job ever,” he told me recently, during a phone interview. I could hear him smiling.

Read the whole interview on Popular Science.