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1985:  The crew of Discovery mission STS 51-A, which successfully retrieved two satellites in November 1984. From left to right, they are (back row) David Walker, Dale Gardner, Joseph Allen; (front row) Commander Frederick Hauck and Anna Fisher. With the astronauts is Steven Merritt (bottom right).  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Former Space Shuttle Astronaut Dale Gardner Dies

Former astronaut Dale Gardner, who helped haul a malfunctioning satellite into the space shuttle and back to Earth in 1984, has died at age 65.

02/24/2014

Colorado native Scott Carpenter, seen here in this 1959 photo, was born in Boulder in 1925.  He was the second American astronaut to orbit the Earth and the fourth American to enter into space. (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Funeral Set For Astronaut Scott Carpenter

Astronaut Scott Carpenter is being remembered by friends, family members and dignitaries at a funeral service in Colorado on Saturday.

11/02/2013

Scott Carpenter (credit: CBS)

Friends Of Colorado’s Scott Carpenter Look Back On His Life

Boulder has always been proud to claim Scott Carpenter as a native, and on Thursday friends, family and residents remembered the pioneer.

10/11/2013

Colorado native Scott Carpenter, seen here in this 1959 photo, was born in Boulder in 1925.  He was the second American astronaut to orbit the Earth and the fourth American to enter into space. (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Colorado Native Scott Carpenter, 2nd U.S. Astronaut In Orbit, Dies

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.

10/10/2013

American astronaut Lt Col John Glenn checks over notes with back-up pilot Scott Carpenter after a simulated flight, prior to the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission at Cape Canaveral, the object of which is to put the first American spaceman into orbit around the Earth.  Original Publication: People Disc - HC0271   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Colorado Astronaut Scott Carpenter Suffers Stroke

Astronaut Scott Carpenter from Colorado is recovering from a stroke.

09/29/2013

Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012