Scott Carpenter facts for kids
May 1, 1925|
|Died||October 10, 2013
|Other occupation||Test pilot, aquanaut (SEALAB II)|
|Rank||Commander (USN, Ret.)|
|Time in space||4 hours, 56 minutes|
|Selection||Group 1 (1959)|
Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013) was an American test pilot, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space, following Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and John Glenn.
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