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One of America’s first NASA astronauts, Scott Carpenter, has died at age 88 from complications related to a stroke he suffered one month ago. The former Naval aviator and aquanaut, and one of NASA’s original seven Mercury astronauts, passed away today at a hospice […]
WASHINGTON, DC — A new exhibit, dubbed “Suited for Space,” opened to the public Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. It’s organized by the Smithsonian […]
Last Friday, a remarkable thing happened, which received a lot of publicity, especially for space fans: […]
First Steps — Astronaut Alan Shepard is accompanied by fellow astronaut Gus Grissom at Pad 5 as he moves toward the Freedom 7 spacecraft on May 5, 1961.
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This image of Mercury, acquired by the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) aboard NASA’s MESSENGER mission on April 23, 2013, allows us to take a step back to view the planet. Prior to the MESSENGER mission, Mercury’s surface was often compared to the […]
Project Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter relaxes aboard the recovery helicopter following his 5-hour trip aboard the Aurora 7 spacecraft. Carpenter became the second American to orbit the earth on May 24, 1962. Recovery took a bit longer than planned after Carpenter overshot the planned landing target by 290 miles.
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Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter chats with Chrysler graphic artist Cece Bibby in the white room at Pad 14 in May 1962. Bibby was putting the finishing touches on the Aurora 7 artwork painted on the side of Carpenter’s […]
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