Thursday, October 10, 2013

We've Lost Another Mercury Astronaut

Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the earth, has passed away. He was the only one of the original seven Mercury astronauts Kathleen and I have met. We spent a very pleasant evening with him at a reception for the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson.

John Glenn is the only one of the original still living.

My favorite non-fiction book of all time is The Right Stuff. If you would like to learn about the early astronauts and space flight, I highly recommend it.

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