Photos
Article

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of original Mercury astronaut Malcom Scott Carpenter from complications following a stroke. Carpenter, who was the second American to orbit the Earth in 1962, was 88.

“Today, the world mourns the passing of Scott Carpenter. As one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was in the first vanguard of our space program -- the pioneers who set the tone for our nation's pioneering efforts beyond Earth and accomplished so much for our nation.

“Scott served his nation first in the U.S. Navy, and he later pioneered underwater missions that also helped us learn about operating in space. When he became the second American to orbit the Earth, he completed his mission despite challenging circumstances. We knew then that not only did America have what it took technologically, but our entire astronaut corps would be able to face the challenges ahead that would lead us to the moon and living and working in space.

“After his spaceflights, Scott helped design the Apollo Lunar Landing Module and was active in underwater training of astronauts for spacewalks. His accomplishments truly helped our nation progress in space from the earliest days to the world leadership we enjoy today. We will miss his passion, his talent and his lifelong commitment to exploration.”


Carpenter’s official NASA biography and additional information is available online at:


http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/carpenter-ms.html


http://www.scottcarpenter.com

 

Comments
Order by: 
Per page: 
 
  • There are no comments yet
The Social Network Buzz - Comment using your Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo! account
Info
Administrator
The Black Vault Owner/Operator
10.17.2013 (184 days ago)
Main Space
316 Views
0 Subscribers
All News by Administrator
Share This Article
Rate
0 votes
Related News
Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone"
Main Space
Yesterday · From Administrator
Pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable
Main Space
3 days ago · From Administrator
Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays.
Main Space
3 days ago · From Administrator
Wonder what the lunar eclipse of 4/15/2014 would have looked like if you were standing on the surface of the moon?
Main Space
4 days ago · From Administrator
The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15, 2014.
Main Space
4 days ago · From Administrator
NASA Administrator Remembers Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter