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Spirit Of Flight Center

Scott Carpenter, seen here in this 1959 photo, was born in Boulder in 1925 and later attended Boulder High School. Prior to his death in 2012 he lived in Vail. He was the second American astronaut to orbit the Earth and the fourth American to enter into space. He was one of NASA's seven Mercury program group, which also included John Glenn, Gus Grissom and Alan Shepard. A popular park for sledding and swimming in Boulder -- Scott Carpenter Park -- is named in his honor. It includes a large rocket-shaped climbing structure at its playground. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

Erie Tribute To Boulder Astronaut Scott Carpenter

No one will ever take the Boulder out of astronaut and favorite son Scott Carpenter, but Erie’s Spirit of Flight Center is doing its best to pull the space hero a little to the east.


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