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Scott Carpenter, second American to orbit the earth in 1962

Former astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American in orbit, died Oct. As one of the original Mercury astronauts, Carpenter was in the first vanguard of our space program.

Scott Carpenter RIP via iain claridge source

Astronaut Malcolm S Carpenter sitting in pressure suit News Photo 50664280

The crew of Apollo 9.

Apollo 9 crew James A. McDivitt (CMDR), David R. Scott (CMP) and Russell L. Apollo 9 launched 45 years ago today on the first flight of all Apollo hardware in Earth orbit.

NASA Mercury Space Program - These 3 were chosen to complete the first Mercury Flights. Glenn (1st American to Orbit Earth), Grissom and Shepherd (1st American in Space)

NASA Mercury Space Program - These 3 were chosen to complete the first Mercury Flights. Glenn American to Orbit Earth), Grissom and Shepherd American in Space) ~ETS

Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program: Alan B Shepard, Gus Grissom, J H Glenn, Jr., Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.

Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program

09-04-1959 - On this day, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) introduces America’s first astronauts to the press: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton. The seven men, all military test pilots, were carefully selected from a group of 32 candidates to take part in Project Mercury, America’s first manned space program. NASA planned to begin manned orbital flights in 1961.

The Original Mercury The guys with the "right stuff" Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra Gordon Cooper Deke Slayton

John Glenn wore this space suit on February 20, 1962, when he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

20 février 1962 : John Glenn, premier astronaute américain John Glenn wore this space suit on February when he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

Apollo 8 | Crew Photo: Apollo 8

On December Apollo with astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders, became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit. Apollo mission would span six days and.

Frank Borman. Veteran of Gemini and Apollo missions, Borman led Apollo 8 to be the first manned mission to orbit the Moon. They were also the first humans to traverse out of the Earth's gravitational field and watch the Earth rise from the Lunar horizon.

Veteran of Gemini and Apollo missions, Borman led Apollo 8 to be the first manned mission to orbit the Moon. They were also the first humans to traverse out of the Earth's gravitational field and watch the Earth rise from the Lunar horizon.

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