Scott Carpenter-Mercury 7 astronaut dead at 88

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    There is now only one of the Mercury 7 astronauts still alive. John Glenn at 92. The end of an era for the men made famous in the movie "The Right Stuff". I still remember sitting in grade school as they wheeled a TV into class to watch John Glenn fly into space.
     
  2. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984...

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    RonHeinzkaboot Well-Known Member

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    God bless. He was a true hero and what an experience that most have been
     
  4. JoeyG

    JoeyG Active Member

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    We need more heroes. I know the people in the military are all heroes, but it isn't the same. I wish that I grew up in the 50' and 60's. From the time WW2 ended until the early 60's was the golden age of the USA. The astronauts and winning the "space war" had a lot to do with that.
     
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    Beth Eats Hay Well-Known Member

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    RIP :(

    At least he passed away before the NSAL calendars were released. Glad he never had to see one......
     
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    markluke VIP Extreme Gold

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    Not to be critical, but he totally fucked up his re-entry. Big reason why he only flew once into space and basically had to leave NASA. Nonetheless, God speed Scott Carpenter.
     
  7. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

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    Yup, he was goofing off up there by some accounts.