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An image from the funeral (credit: CBS)

Space Pioneer Scott Carpenter Recalled As Curious, Adventuresome

Astronaut Scott Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the universe, fellow space pioneer John Glenn said Saturday at Carpenter’s funeral.


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.


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.


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