Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Scott Carpenter launched aboard Aurora 7 1962

Scott Carpenter became the fourth American in space and the second to orbit Earth in Aurora 7, launched May 24, 1962.  He made three orbits in just under 5 hours before returning, splashing down 250 miles from his target.  He was found several hours later northeast of Puerto Rico, no worse for the wear.

No comments: