NASA Audio File

Space Rocks
Space Center Houston was the scene Jan. 6 of a special presentation by former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski to Space Shuttle Endeavour Commander George Zamka. Parazynski gave a moon rock and a rock from Mt. Everest to Zamka, commander of the upcoming shuttle mission STS-130. Zamka and his crew will carry the rocks with them on their Feburary mission to the International Space Station as they deliver the station’s Tranquility module. The rocks will be displayed aboard the station. Parazynski carried the Apollo 11 lunar sample on a climb to the summit of Mt. Everest last May during which he also gathered the Everest rock.

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TRT: 0:20

George Zamka
Space Shuttle Endeavour Commander

CUT 1 (:06): Zamka: These rocks have already done more than a human being can do in a life time.
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CUT 2 (:14): Zamka: They are going to be in the Copula of the Tranquility Node that will on the Space station and they will be there as a reminder to all the astronauts that are up there what human beings can do and what our challenges are.
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