Dr. Scott Parazynski is a highly accomplished physician, astronaut, best-selling author, and tech CEO. He flew five Space Shuttle missions, conducted seven spacewalks, and climbed Mount Everest. He is a sought-after keynote speaker on topics such as innovation, risk management, and leadership under extreme adversity.
Why you should book Scott Parazynski for your next event
- Inspirational Storytelling: Dr. Parazynski has an incredibly inspiring story to share, from his childhood spent in various countries to his extensive career as an astronaut, physician, and tech CEO. His experiences, such as performing multiple spacewalks and leading a challenging mission, are truly remarkable, and he is skilled at sharing these experiences in an engaging and meaningful way. As a keynote speaker, he can motivate and inspire audiences with his personal anecdotes and insights.
- Wide Range of Expertise: Dr. Parazynski’s background spans multiple fields, including medicine, space exploration, mountaineering, and product development. This gives him a unique perspective on topics such as innovation, risk management, and leadership, and allows him to connect with audiences from a variety of industries and backgrounds. As a speaker, he can bring a diverse range of insights and experiences to the table, making him a valuable addition to any event.
- Engaging and Charismatic Personality: Finally, Dr. Parazynski is known for his engaging and charismatic personality. He is skilled at connecting with audiences and creating an atmosphere of excitement and inspiration. Whether he’s sharing stories about his time in space or discussing the latest developments in technology, he is sure to captivate and engage attendees. As a speaker, he can help to energize and motivate your audience, leaving them with a lasting impression of your event.
Dr. Scott Parazynski is a highly decorated physician, astronaut, best-selling author (“The Sky Below”) and tech CEO. He is a widely sought after keynote speaker on innovation, risk management, mentorship and leadership under extreme adversity.
Scott has lived and traveled all over the world, spending many of his grade school years in places such as Senegal, Lebanon, Iran and Greece. A graduate of Stanford University and Medical School, he went on to train at Harvard and in Denver for a career in emergency medicine and trauma. In 1992 he was selected to join NASA’s Astronaut Corps and eventually flew 5 Space Shuttle missions and conducted 7 spacewalks. Mission highlights include a global ozone mapping flight; leading the first joint US-Russian spacewalk while docked to the Russian space station Mir; serving as Senator John Glenn’s crewmate and “personal physician”; and assembly of the Canadian-built space station robotic arm.
In October 2007, Scott led the spacewalking team on STS-120, during which he performed 4 EVAs. The final EVA is regarded by many as one of the most challenging and dangerous ever performed. The tremendous coordinated effort in orbit and on the ground by Mission Control has been likened to the Space Shuttle and Space Station era’s “Apollo 13 moment.” He was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2016.
In addition to being a diver and accomplished mountaineer, Scott is also a commercial, instrument, multi engine and seaplane-rated pilot. On May 20, 2009, he became the first astronaut to stand on top of the world, the summit of Mount Everest. As a life-long explorer, he and a colleague set the first bootprints adjacent to the world’s youngest lava lake, inside the crater of Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua.
He is a prolific inventor/product developer, and serves on the Boards of several companies. He is Founder and CEO of Fluidity Technologies, focused on the development of revolutionary input devices powered by machine learning to intuitively move through physical and virtual space. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer of Community Wellness, delivering state-of-the-art remote patient monitoring and wellness coaching to aging adults.
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