Thursday, October 10, 2013

Scott Carpenter, Mercury Astronaut Who Orbited Earth, Dies at 88

Godspeed hero.
M. Scott Carpenter, whose flight into space in 1962 as the second American to orbit the Earth was marred by technical glitches and ended with the nation waiting anxiously to see if he had survived a landing far from the target site, died on Thursday in Denver. He was 88 and one of the last two surviving astronauts of America’s original space program, Project Mercury.

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