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Scott Carpenter dead, 2nd astronaut in orbit was 88

Scott Carpenter has his space suit adjusted by

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) Photo Credit: 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 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)

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
Photo 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)

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