Mercury-Atlas 7

Astronaut Scott Carpenter during centrifuge training

Astronaut Scott Carpenter during centrifuge training

Portrait of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter

Astronaut Scott Carpenter during centrifuge training

Astronaut Scott Carpenter and technician Joe Schmidt during suiting exercise

Astronaut Scott Carpenter and technician Joe Schmidt during suiting exercise

Astronaut Scott Carpenter looks into a globe in the Aeromedical Laboratory

Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in the cockpit of a T-106

Astronaut Scott Carpenter tests balance mechanism performance

Astronaut Scott Carpenter tests balance mechanism performance

Astronaut Scott Carpenter in pressure suit awaiting simulated mission

Astronaut Scott Carpenter in Hanger S crew quarters during suiting exercise

Astronaut Scott Carpenter completes top egress training in white room

Astronaut Scott Carpenter practices top egress

Astronaut Scott Carpenter undergoes simulated mission in procedures trainer

Astronauts Scott Carpenter and Walter Schirra completes water egress test

Astronaut Scott Carpenter completes water egress test

Astronaut Scott Carpenter practices in the ALFA trainer at Langley

Astronaut Scott Carpenter examines protective material on pressure bulkhead

Astronaut Scott Carpenter leaving White Room for launch site

Astronaut Glenn congratulates Astronaut Carpenter on mission

Launch of the Mercury-Atlas 7 mission

Astronaut Scott Carpenter inserted into Aurora 7 spacecraft

Astronaut Scott Carpenter inserted inside his Aurora 7 spacecraft

Astronaut Scott Carpenter looks into Aurora 7 capsule before insertion

Closeup of Astronaut Scott Carpenter inside his Aurora 7 spacecraft

Wife of Astronaut Scott Carptenter welcomes him after MA-7 flight

Earth and sky views taken with hand-held camera during Mercury-Atlas 7

Earth and sky views taken with hand-held camera during Mercury-Atlas 7

Earth and sky views taken with hand-held camera during Mercury-Atlas 7

Earth and sky views taken with hand-held camera during Mercury-Atlas 7

Earth and sky views taken with hand-held camera during Mercury-Atlas 7

Astronaut Scott Carpenter completes water egress test

Astronaut Scott Carpenter receives NASA Distinguised Service Medal

Astronaut Scott Carpenter receives parade in Boulder, Colorado

Portrait of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter with Boy Scout Emblem

Launch of the Mercury-Atlas 7 mission

Astronaut Scott Carpenter on recovery ship U.S.S. Intrepid after MA-7 flight

Astronaut Scott Carpenter on recovery ship U.S.S. Intrepid after MA-7 flight

Astronaut Scott Carpenter has biosensors attached to body during training

Astronaut Scott Carpenter recieves call from President on U.S.S. Intrepid

Astronaut Scott Carpenter being recovered from Ocean after MA-7 flight

Astronaut Scott Carpenter in Mercury pressure suit during astronaut training

Astronaut Scott Carpenter in Hanger S crew quarters during suiting activity

Astronaut Scott Carpenter in Hanger S crew quarters during suiting exercise

Astronaut Scott Carpenter in Hanger S crew quarters during suiting exercise

Astronaut Scott Carpenter in Hanger S crew quarters during suiting exercise

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