Welcome to the blogger for our NASA Mt. Everest Trek! We are very excited to bring you our experiences as we travel from the United States to hike to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Our group consists of 17 friends and family associated with Sabrina Singh (EVA flight controller for NASA/JSC) who is coordinating this trip. Our visit to Mt. Everest Base camp will roughly coincide with the summit bid by our friend and astronaut Scott Parazynski. For more detailed information about our group, please visit our Wiki Site at http://nasaeveresttrek.pbwiki.com/. Our Itinerary is posted there at http://nasaeveresttrek.pbwiki.com/Itinerary so you can follow along and see roughly what we'll doing day to day. You can also visit the OnOrbit/Everest blog at http://onorbit.com/Everest for more information on Scott's trip to the Summit.
Mt. Everest from Space
In addition to looking heavenward, NASA helps the world see the Earth in ways no one else can. Astronauts on board the International Space Station recently took advantage of their unique vantage point to photograph the Himalayas, looking south from over the Tibetan Plateau. The perspective is illustrated by the summits of Makalu [left (8,462 meters; 27,765 feet)] and Everest [right (8,850 meters; 29,035 feet)] -- at the heights typically flown by commercial aircraft. Caption Credit: www.nasa.gov. Photo Credit: NASA.