Text adapted from NASA news release (May 13, 1998)
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The Final Frontier
News story originally written on May 16, 1998
There are four people climbing to the top of Mount Everest this week. NASA is going to monitor the climbers' health. NASA is using similar equipment on the climbers as they use on astronauts in space. This is a good test for NASA's equipment.
Tests on Mt. Everest may lead to improvements in medical monitoring for astronauts who may be in space for months (like those who will stay on the International Space Station).
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