NPS Alumnus, Mercury 7 Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Passes
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Mercury 7 astronaut and NPS alumnus retired Navy Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenter passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, from complications related to a recent stroke. A graduate of NPS' General Line School in 1959, Carpenter was the first university alumnus selected to be a NASA astronaut, and became the second American to orbit the Earth aboard the Aurora 7 in 1962.
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