Dr Scott Parazynski is the only human to have gone to space (5 times) and climb Mt Everest. And he is a leading entrepreneur. We were honoured to have him join us at CORE for a short Meet the Innovator session and to introduce Space Apps Perth.
Dr Scott shared a number of personal experiences about his time in space, his efforts to summit Mount Everest, and working in space with his hero Senator John Glenn, who named Perth the 'City of Lights'.
He is passionate about innovation, noting that all of us have an obligation to innovate. He has found that going into extreme environments can be an important catalyst for innovation. Creating a multidisciplinary teams with a diversity of people is also great for developing disruptive innovate ideas.
Dr Scott is a prolific inventor and product developer. His company Apogee Interests commercialises his innovations.
In recounting his attempts to climb Mt Everest he said, "the things that come to us the hardest mean the most".
Dr Scott was truly a study in graciously pushing boundaries of human curiosity, focus & preparedness.