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Old October 10 2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Scott Carpenter has Died

One of the original seven...

God Speed to a true pioneer and hero...

RIP Scott Carpenter
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Old October 10 2013, 09:59 PM   #2
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Old October 10 2013, 11:29 PM   #3
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A real pioneer. Rest in peace.
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Old October 11 2013, 01:39 AM   #4
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Dammit Death - you couldn't have taken a CEO, Lawyer, or John Denver fan?? Bastard.
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Old October 11 2013, 01:59 AM   #5
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Oh, so sad!!

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Old October 11 2013, 02:48 AM   #6
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Put out his hand, and touched the face of God...
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Old October 11 2013, 02:50 AM   #7
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When I first read the thread title, I mistook his name for John Carpenter's.

May he rest in peace.
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Old October 11 2013, 02:54 AM   #8
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Apparently John Glenn is the sole surviving member of the Mercury 7 now.
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Old October 11 2013, 04:38 AM   #9
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Farewell, gallant explorer. You were a hero and inspiration.
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Old October 11 2013, 06:47 PM   #10
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Old October 11 2013, 09:07 PM   #11
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I always though Scott Carpenter was one of the most interesting of the Mercury Seven. He was a sort of an outsider from the other six; he'd flown P2V patrol planes in Korea rather than jet fighters and was a bit of a "free spirit," at least as far as 1950s-1960s military officers went. But he didn't care about fitting in, he was happy how he was. He got in trouble over MA-7 and that was that; my personal take on it is he didn't do anything really wrong but had some issues that maybe another pilot would have handled better. Unfortunately for him he was dealing a very rigid, zero-tolerance management. Which is understandable, the stakes were very high and the pressures were unimaginable. If he had been in a later astronaut group, he might well have flown again.

A brilliant and fascinating guy and a classy gentleman, I'm really sorry to see him go.
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Old October 12 2013, 02:00 AM   #12
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To those who venture into space.
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Old October 12 2013, 02:48 AM   #13
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Have a look at the following ..Scott Carpenter's only spaceflight..





Godspeed Scott...
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Old October 12 2013, 06:50 PM   #14
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Rest in peace, Scott Carpenter. You were a true pioneer in a heroic age. You leave a legacy of greatness.
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Old October 13 2013, 03:32 AM   #15
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Those original Mercury astronauts were heroes in every sense of the word. RIP.
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