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Services for astronaut Scott Carpenter

Published November 03. 2013 4:00AM
Lewis Geyer, The Daily Times/AP photo
Patty Carpenter, left, widow of Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, receives the flag that was draped over her husband's casket from U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Thomas Bond. Services for Carpenter, who died Oct. 10 at age 88, were held Saturday in Boulder, Colo. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth in 1962, following John Glenn. Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the universe, fellow space pioneer Glenn said at Carpenter's funeral. "Scott's curiosity knew no bounds," said Glenn, who preceded Carpenter into space 51 years ago as a member of the Mercury 7 program, America's first corps of astronauts.

Patty Carpenter, left, widow of Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, receives the flag that was draped over her husband's casket from U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Thomas Bond. Services for Carpenter, who died Oct. 10 at age 88, were held Saturday in Boulder, Colo. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth in 1962, following John Glenn. Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the universe, fellow space pioneer Glenn said at Carpenter's funeral. "Scott's curiosity knew no bounds," said Glenn, who preceded Carpenter into space 51 years ago as a member of the Mercury 7 program, America's first corps of astronauts.

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