Scott Carpenter

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Pioneering in space was something I would willingly give my life for.

Cmdr Malcolm Scott Carpenter (1 May 192510 October 2013), was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959, the second American (after John Glenn) to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space.

Quotes[edit]

  • Godspeed, John Glenn.
    • Famous lines, as capsule communicator, during Glenn's liftoff from Cape Canaveral, to become the first American to orbit the Earth (20 February 1962)
  • I volunteered for a number of reasons. One of these, quite frankly, was that I thought this was a chance for immortality. Pioneering in space was something I would willingly give my life for.
    • Statement in We Seven (1962)

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