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Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit, dies - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

August 26, 2016

Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit, dies

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:14 pm

DENVER — Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth, was guided by two instincts: overcoming fear and quenching his insatiable curiosity. He pioneered his way into the heights of space and the depths of the ocean floor.

“Conquering of fear is one of life’s greatest pleasures and it can be done a lot of different places,” he said.

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