Godspeed, Scott Carpenter: Mercury 7 Astronaut Dies at 88

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Godspeed, Scott Carpenter: Mercury 7 Astronaut Dies at 88. Scott Carpenter, the astronaut who uttered the historic “Godspeed” sendoff to John Glenn, died on Thursday at 88.

Godspeed, Scott Carpenter: Mercury 7 Astronaut Dies at 88

He was one of the last surviving members of the original Mercury 7 mission. Glenn is the only member who is still alive from that mission.

Godspeed, Scott Carpenter: Mercury 7 Astronaut Dies at 88

On May 24, 1962, Carpenter was the second American to orbit Earth after he piloted the Aurora capsule.