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Scott Parazynski

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Dr. Scott Parazynski is a highly decorated physician, astronaut, and tech CEO, recently inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. His first book, a memoir entitled "The Sky Below," is slated for launch on August 1, 2017.

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
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Scott Parazynski It took me over two years to write my memoir, while I was convinced a month of concerted effort was all it would take! The best advice I can give is…moreIt took me over two years to write my memoir, while I was convinced a month of concerted effort was all it would take! The best advice I can give is to just start writing, now and every opportunity you can. You can merge and perfect the content later, but get your ideas down in a tangible way as often as you can.(less)
Scott Parazynski I've led a wonderfully charmed life, yet punctuated by a few daunting challenges I never thought I'd get through. My family and many friends…moreI've led a wonderfully charmed life, yet punctuated by a few daunting challenges I never thought I'd get through. My family and many friends encouraged - more like coerced (!) - me to write a memoir that would share not only the exhilaration of great summits, but also the raging rivers I've forded. I'm really not that special, just a stubborn dreamer who's found a way to successfully pursue his dreams. It's my sincere hope that readers will be able to launch and attain some of their own big aspirations, with humor and humility possibly accepting a failure or two along the way...(less)
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“Everything is possible until proven impossible, and then you just need to become more creative.”
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“I learn that if you can’t previsualize success, it’s much less likely to happen.”
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“Planning for multiple failures means a better chance of ultimate survival and success.”
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