Death of Scott Carpenter

May 1, 1925 - October 10, 2013
Vail, Colorado | Age 88

Second US astronaut in orbit dies
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DAN ELLIOTT, The Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the universe, fellow space pioneer John Glenn said Saturday at Carpenter's funeral.

"Scott's curiosity knew no bounds," said Glenn, who preceded Carpenter into space 51 years ago as a member of the Mercury 7 program, America's first corps of astronauts.

Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth and Carpenter...

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