Carpenter

In this 1961 file photo provided by NASA, the original seven Mercury astronauts pose in their spacesuits. In the first row, from left, are Walter Schirra Jr., Donald Slayton, John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. In the back row, from left, are Alan Shepard, Jr., Virgil Grissom and Gordon Cooper.  (AP Photo, File)

John Glenn to Scott Carpenter: ‘Godspeed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — When John Glenn soared into space as the first American in orbit, Scott Carpenter wished him bon voyage with three simple words: “Godspeed, John Glenn.” Glenn bid farewell to his lifelong pal […]

10/11/2013

In this Aug. 1962 photo, astronaut Scott Carpenter has his space suit adjusted by a technician in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  (AP Photo, File)

Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit dies

DENVER (AP) — Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and first person to explore both the heights of space and depths of the ocean, died Thursday after a stroke. He was […]

10/10/2013

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