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Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies at 88

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If being the second American and third man to orbit the Earth wasn’t enough.  Scott Carpenter became part of NASA history when he said “Godspeed John Glenn” as Glenn’s orbital flight cleared the tower.

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Click here to have Scott Carpenter explain why he named his Mercury capsule “Aurora 7”.

Senator John Glenn is now the sole surviving member of the “Original Mercury Astronauts”

Front Row: Wally Schirra,Deke Slayton John Glenn, Scott Carpenter
Back Row: Alan Sheppard, Gus Grissom, Gordo Cooper,





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