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Those of you who are familiar with my writing about space know that I spend a lot of time on exploration and the risks that accompany it. "The Next Everest: Surviving the Mountain's Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again", by Jim Davidson provides a gripping insight into what it is like to prepare for an ascent of Everest.

On Friday, April 26, 2014, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpa guides. NASA Terra spacecraft looked toward the northeast, with Mount Everest center, and Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain on Earth, on the skyline to right center.

Twilight View Of Mt. Everest From Orbit

Сергей Рязанский‏@SergeyISS - Гора Эверест в сумеречном свете // Mountain Everest in twilight

Review: "The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed" by Scott Parazynski with Susy Flory

Mount Everest As Seen From Orbit By Proba-V

Proba-V - ESA's smallest Earth-observing mission - overflies Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, its peak seen left of centre in this false-colour image.

My Star Trek Episode at Everest

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, I thought I'd write about how many experiences in my life have intersected with- and have been affected by its legacy.

The Real Everest Seen From Orbit

Tim Peake: The real thing: found Everest! Last picture turned out to be third-tallest mountain Kanchengjunga Larger image

Oleg Artemyev @OlegMKS #Эверест #МКС (#Everest #ISS) #BlueDot Larger image

On April 18, 2014 an immense avalanche on the Nepal (south) side of Mt. Everest killed 16 climbers. How did it happen?

This photo was taken by the Expedition 14 crew aboard the International Space Station on 25 October 2006. It shows the Western Cvm on Mt. Everest in Nepal.

In this image you can see that many southern-facing Himalayan glaciers--including Khumbu Glacier on Mount Everest--have debris on their lower slopes.

Famous Rocks in Space

Douglas H. Wheelock @Astro_Wheels A piece of the 'Sea of Tranquility' & Mt. Everest on the #ISS, from my 'ol pal 'Spike', @AstroDocScott

Mars, Everest, and Tricorders

Ocean Optics Spectrometers Land Safely on Mars

"Three Ocean Optics instruments have completed their eight month journey to Mars to study soil composition as part of the ChemCam mission. The company's modular Jaz spectrometer scaled Mt. Everest with a team that included NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski to measure solar irradiance at extreme altitude."

Using a Tricorder on Mount Everest

"If you've ever seen a Starfleet away team beaming down to a new planet, you know that the first thing they do is whip out their tricorder and scan everything. Many of NASA's astrobiologists want one. Well, Scott and I had one at Everest."

Keith's note: I carried this cool device up to Everest Base Camp and then Scott carried it up the mountain. Its not unusual for people to trek into Everest with the latest high tech gear on display but every time I pulled this thing out people stopped to watch me go through my procedure. I took this promo photo of Scott using the Jaz unit while we were standing next to our tents at Everest Base Camp. An instant later we heard a loud noise coming from the icefall. An instant later I switched my camera from still to video and shot this video. This was one of the largest avalanches in recent seasons. Had I not been taking the PR shot of Scott and the Jaz unit I'd have missed most of this avalanche.

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