Remembering Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.