Aboard the USS Intrepid, the prime recovery ship, astronaut Scott Carpenter, smiles at the crew after his recovery.
Accolades from the President
Following a successful second orbital mission, astronaut Scott Carpenter, prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 7 mission, talks with President John F. Kennedy. The mission was 4 hours and 56 minutes long.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter, prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 7 mission, is greeted by his wife and children after the splashdown.
Celebrating a Hero
In Boulder, Colorado, a post flight parade honors astronaut Scott Carpenter, pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 7 mission, and his wife.