Thursday, May 24, 2012

Photo for the Day - May 24, 2012 - Carpenter's Flight

-- Carpenter's Flight --
50 years ago today, Scott Carpenter flew the second American manned orbital flight on May 24, 1962. He piloted his Aurora 7 Spacecraft through three revolutions of the earth. 
In this photo, taken on May 24, 1962, Astronaut Scott Carpenter looks into his Mercury-Atlas 7 Spacecraft, the Aurora 7, before being inserted to begin the launch.
(Translation… “I gotta do WHAT?”)
Image Credit: NASA

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