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divemaster
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posted 09-21-2012 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Always the funny guy, at least they didn't push him in the pool this time. From Boulder Daily Camera:
With its outdoor pool, expansive grass field and trademark rocket ship jungle gym on its playground, Scott Carpenter Park is a Boulder institution where generations of kids have played.

On Thursday, astronaut Scott Carpenter, for whom the park was named a half-century ago, returned to the park for a 50th anniversary rededication ceremony.


ejectr
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posted 09-21-2012 06:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
God bless this kind man.

mikepf
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posted 09-22-2012 12:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't think of a more perfect way to keep the memory of a great man alive for future generations. Congratulations Scott Carpenter.

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posted 09-22-2012 05:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A true American hero, a kind and gracious man. He deserves this and more.

divemaster
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posted 09-22-2012 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bruce McCandless was also there. People have started sending in photos for Scott's web site. They're on the 50th anniversary page. I expect a few more next week.

From what I've been told, about 700 people showed up for the rededication, everyone was thrilled to see Scott, they didn't push him in the pool this time and a good time was had by all. The head of the Parks and Rec department will be getting me some more information for posting after he gets some well needed shuteye - but he was one happy camper as Scott showing up made the whole event.

I was surprised when I heard that Bruce McCandless was there. Does he live near Boulder, CO?

Gilbert
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posted 09-24-2012 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of my earliest heroes, and he still is.

divemaster
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posted 09-25-2012 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some great new photos from some folks who were there and sent them in. And, yes, Bruce McCandless lives in CO.

They're on the 50th anniversary page of Scott's website.

I love the YouTube video. Scott always has the perfect words for situations like this.

divemaster
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posted 09-25-2012 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the record, I have received many e-mails from the people of Boulder who attended the event. They were all grateful that Scott was there for the rededication and were very proud to call him one of their own. They were all very honored.

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