Scott Carpenter, second American to orbit the Earth and one of the last surviving original Mercury 7 astronauts, has died.
Portrait view of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, wearing Mercury pressure suit, posing for pictures during astronaut training at the Cape Canaveral, Florida. ( NASA Images )
A NASA biograhy photo of Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter, a Boulder native. He died of complications from a stroke at age 88.
Mercury Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter examines the honeycomb protective material on the main pressure bulkhead in the white room facility at Hanger S, Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in the cockpit of a T-106.
Astronauts M. Scott Carpenter (far left) and John H. Glenn Jr. relax following breakfast during MA-6 pre-flight activity. Glenn is the MA-6 pilot. Carpenter is the MA-6 backup pilot.
Scott Carpenter prepares for a simulated flight at Hangar S White Room. Assisting Carpenter is Guenter Wendt, spacecraft pad leader for McDonnell Aircraft, prime contractor for the Mercury spacecraft.
Astronaut John Glenn congratulates Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter on his three-orbit mission aboard the Aurora 7 spacecraft after Carpenters arrival on Grand Turk Island.
Mercury Atlas 7 lifted off today from Complex 14 carrying Astronaut Scott Carpenter and the Aurora 7 for the second manned orbital mission.
Scott Carpenter and wife in motorcade on May 27, 1962.
Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder, sports a rocket-shaped jungle gym.