The Mercury 7 astronauts undergoing survival training (Image: NASA)
The Mercury 7 astronauts (Image: NASA)
Scott Carpenter in Aurora 7 (Image: NASA)
Scott Carpenter on the phone with President John F Kennedy after the Aurora 7 mission (Image: NASA)
Scott Carpenter practicing a water recovery (Image: NASA)
Scott Carpenter, one of the last surviving Mercury 7 astronauts, has died at the age of 88. The second American to go into orbit and the fourth Mercury astronaut to travel into space, Carpenter is also remembered for his contributions to oceanography.
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