Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1925-05-01

Deceased 2013-10-10

Status Deceased

Type Government


Astronaut Biography

Malcolm Scott Carpenter, was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959. Carpenter was the second American (after John Glenn) to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space, following Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and Glenn.

Scott Carpenter's Launches

Atlas LV-3B | Mercury-Atlas 7

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Space Launch Complex 14
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