Friday, October 11, 2013

RIP: Scott Carpenter and Godspeed....


Outlived only by John Glenn, Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter  passed from us to the aether at the age of 88.   

Carpenter succumbed  due to medical complications arising from a recent stroke suffered last month. 

Carpenter was the second American astronaut to enter orbit - on May 24, 1962, when he piloted his Aurora 7 capsule to three orbits. During that flight, he became the first American to eat solid food in space.

As is always true, there is much in a man's life to be proud of, perhaps one of the most enthralling was his send off to John Glenn's flight, when he uttered in part .....God Speed, John Glenn.  

God Speed to you  Mr. Carpenter   God Speed

For more please read the NBC New article

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