U. S. Navy Lieutenant Commander M. Scott Carpenter

U. S. Navy Lieutenant Commander M. Scott Carpenter
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Stock #: 52251
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Publisher: 3-D Natural Color Reproduction
Size: 3.25" x 5" (9 x 12 cm)

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U. S. Navy Lieutenant Commander M. Scott Carpenter was born May 1, 1925 in Boulder, Colorado. Carpenter was the pilot of the Mercury Atlas 7 orbital flight on May 24, 1962. Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, he completed a successful three orbit space flight mission, reaching a maximum altitude (apogee) of 164 miles, and attaining an orbital velocity of 17,532 miles per hour. Carpenter's Aurora 7 Mercury spacecraft landed in an area in the Atlantic approximately 1,000 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral. The time of the flight form launch to impact was 4 hours, 53 minutes, and 47 seconds.