Aurora 7: Astronaut Scott Carpenter's Mercury Flight in Pictures

Astronaut Scott Carpenter Recieves Call from President on U.S.S. Intrepid

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Original Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, 88, died on Oct. 10, 2013 following a stroke. Read the Full Story Here.

Above: Carpenter, prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission, talks with President John F. Kennedy via radio-telephone from aboard the carrier U.S.S. Intrepid. Carpenter was recovered by a helicopter and taken to the U.S.S. Intrepid after a 4 hour and 56 minute mission in space.

Astronaut Scott Carpenter Receives NASA Distinguised Service Medal

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Original Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, 88, died on Oct. 10, 2013 following a stroke. Read the Full Story Here.

Above: Carpenter, pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 7 mission, receives the NASA Distinguished Service Medal from NASA Adminstrator James E. Webb during ceremonies at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Portrait of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter with Boy Scout Emblem

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Original Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, 88, died on Oct. 10, 2013 following a stroke. Read the Full Story Here.

Above: Portrait of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in civilian clothes holding picture of the Boy Scout Emblem.

Scott Carpenter in 2011 at Kennedy Space Center

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Original Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, 88, died on Oct. 10, 2013 following a stroke. Read the Full Story Here.

Carpenter, the second U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, as seen at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in 2011.

Astronaut Scott Carpenter on USS Intrepid

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Original Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, 88, died on Oct. 10, 2013 following a stroke. Read the Full Story Here.

Above, Carpenter, former NASA astronaut, received a wooden replica of his Mercury spacecraft during a ceremony aboard the USS Intrepid on May 24, 2012.

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