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Scott Carpenter has his space suit adjusted by (Credit: AP)

Scott Carpenter has his space suit adjusted by a technician in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and one of the last surviving original Mercury 7 astronauts, died. He was 88. (Aug. 1962)

Scott Carpenter dead, 2nd astronaut in orbit was 88

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 after a stroke. He was 88.

Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in space suit about
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Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in space suit about to enter Aurora space capsule. (May 1962)

Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in space suit about
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Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in space suit about to enter Aurora 7 space capsule. (May 1962)

Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, one of seven men
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Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, one of seven men being trained for space flight, moves his arms to test the mobility of a full pressure suit being developed for use by the Project Mercury trainees. (Nov. 23, 1959)

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Astronaut Scott Carpenter gestures with one hand after
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Astronaut Scott Carpenter gestures with one hand after donning his space suit in Hangar S prior to being shot into orbit at Cape Canaveral, Fla. (May 24,1962)

Scott Carpenter has his space suit adjusted by
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Scott Carpenter has his space suit adjusted by a technician in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and one of the last surviving original Mercury 7 astronauts, died. He was 88. (Aug. 1962)

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