Scott Carpenter has Died

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  1. marillion

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    A real pioneer. Rest in peace.
     
  4. Leviathan

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    Dammit Death - you couldn't have taken a CEO, Lawyer, or John Denver fan?? Bastard.
     
  5. feek61

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    Oh, so sad!!

    RIP Scott Carpenter
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Put out his hand, and touched the face of God...
     
  7. Gryffindorian

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    When I first read the thread title, I mistook his name for John Carpenter's.

    May he rest in peace.
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Apparently John Glenn is the sole surviving member of the Mercury 7 now.
     
  9. cooleddie74

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    Farewell, gallant explorer. You were a hero and inspiration.
     
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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.
     
  12. E-DUB

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    Oh grant Thy mercy and Thy grace
    To those who venture into space.
    — Robert A. Heinlein (1947)
     
  13. MANT!

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    Have a look at the following ..Scott Carpenter's only spaceflight..

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrrpJRlN4I8[/yt]



    Godspeed Scott...
     
  14. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Rest in peace, Scott Carpenter. You were a true pioneer in a heroic age. You leave a legacy of greatness.
     
  15. Cap'n Caveman

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    Those original Mercury astronauts were heroes in every sense of the word. RIP.
     
  16. bbailey861

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    A real pioneer. RIP.