Scott E. ParazynskiStatus: Retired 7/28/1961 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/3/1994 Last Flight: 10/23/2007Scott Edward Parazynski is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. A veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski’s latest mission was STS-120 in October, 2007 – highlighted by a dramatic, unplanned EVA to repair a live solar array. In May 2016 he was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. He retired from NASA in March 2009 to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the private sector, and he is currently the CEO of a technology start-up. He is the first person to have both flown in space and summited Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-66Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-86Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-95Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-100Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-120National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationType: Government Abbreviation: NASA Administration: Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS Spacecraft: Orion Country: USAThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.