Carpenter’s Flight

Carpenter’s Flight

50 years ago today, Scott Carpenter flew a second American manned orbital moody on May 24, 1962. He piloted his Aurora 7 booster by 3 revolutions of a earth.

In this photo, taken on May 24, 1962, Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter looks into his Mercury-Atlas 7 spacecraft, a Aurora 7, before being extrinsic to start a launch.

Image Credit: NASA