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Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies at 88

Thu, Oct 10, 2013 (3:45 p.m.)

Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth, was guided by two instincts: overcoming fear and quenching his insatiable curiosity. He pioneered his way into the heights of space and the depths of the ocean floor.

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