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Author Topic:   Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter (1925-2013)
MCroft04
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Originally posted by xlsteve:
I've always liked this picture of him I took during the ASF Cape tour in 2011.
That was a great time and Scott was in great form! What an absolutely wonderful gentleman!

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Mel was kind enough to take my copy of "We Seven" to the ASF show in 2011 to have Scott Carpenter sign it. He sent me pictures of Mr. Carpenter signing it as well as several candid shots. I wish I could have been there in person to meet him, but felt like he signed my book as though I was. I will always cherish that book.

He was a generous, humble man and I have always had a soft spot in my heart for him. He was one of my favorite astronauts. I am a native of Colorado and grew up not far from Boulder where he was born. There are several places named for him. A school, a park and a recreational pool are a few I can think of off the top of my head. There will always be sweet reminders all around town of him and his memory will live on.

Godspeed Mr. Carpenter. Thank you for all you did and for the kindness you showed your fellow human being. — Bill

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Too many of these true pioneer heroes are going. Sadly, they aren't being replaced.

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Here's something I submitted via a friend who often writes for The Good Men Project.

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Mr. Carpenter's passing reminds us of that era in which NASA human spaceflight held the attention and captured the imagination of people everywhere.

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Rob - That was a wonderful fitting tribute.

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I was lucky enough to meet Scott Carpenter first time, back in 2001 at an event in New York city. I was struck by how tall he was for a Mercury astronaut. It was great to meet a living legend.

I subsequently met him at various autograph shows and he was always friendly and kind.

Early this year Scott and John Glenn appeared at the Waldorf Astoria hotel for an Explorers Club event. Senator Glenn was interviewed about his space days and was ever amazingly lucid and lively. Scott did look frail on this occasion but as ever had a very distinguished presence.

He will be greatly missed at all these events. It is great that he lived such a historic and full life. We can all aspire to that.

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I heard today from Kris (Scott's daugther), who asked I share her appreciation and gratitude for the sentiments expressed here.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Scott only once, at Autographica in Birmingham in September 2009.

He was one of the first astronauts I ever met and he was so gracious and easy to talk with.

Another pioneering hero is gone, but he will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace Scott, you deserve it.

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So, do we have any word on burial or other services, including NASA services for Cmdr. Carpenter?

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So, do we have any word on burial or other services, including NASA services for Cmdr. Carpenter?
A public funeral and memorial is planned for later this month in Boulder, Colorado. No further details are available as of now.

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I met Scott Carpenter twice and on both occasions he came across as a genuinely great guy. He took the time to complement me on the montage of photos I'd put together for him to sign and it was this willingness to engage with the people that came to meet him that has no doubt left many people with good memories of him.

Very sad news indeed.

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The Scott Carpenter website has had some amazing tributes sent in. Anywhere from one line to several paragraphs, some with photos to support the story. They are all wonderful.

If you get the chance, please read what's posted and feel free to submit your own story, no matter how long or how short.

I've been moved to tears by several of them. I'm sure that when the time comes, his family will appreciate what is put out in public. So, if you have a line of condolence, or a memory or a great story, please send them to me at webmaster@scottcarpenter.com and please take the time to read what is already there.

The website is being tweaked here and there for obvious reasons — it's a slow process — but I'm doing my best to keep it current. I feel that Scott would have been taken aback by the outpouring of feelings. It's obvious that he was loved by all of us. Please keep them coming and don't wait for someone else to do it. Thanks — Tracy

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NASA TV is showing a really good Aurora 7 program to honor Scott Carpenter's contribution to space exploration.

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Any more word on his memorial service? Pictures or video for those who are unable to attend?

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I heard from Patty Carpenter tonight. The funeral service information is on the tribute page of Scott's website.
For the many who have asked, Scott's funeral will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 11am at St. John's Episcopal Church in Boulder, CO.
The tributes that have been sent in have been nothing short of wonderful. I hope you will all consider sending in your feelings for posting to this page. I think Patty and the family will have some wonderful statements to look back on.

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Additional details regarding the memorial service via Boulder's Daily Camera:
Former Sen. John Glenn, who preceded Carpenter by a matter of months on the first orbital flight by a U.S. astronaut, is expected to deliver the eulogy of his former colleague and friend at the Nov. 2 ceremony at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St.

A number of former astronauts will serve as honorary pallbearers during the ceremony and other dignitaries are expected to be in attendance, said Mike Murphy of Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors in Boulder. He said a list of those planning to be there won't be finalized until next week, but invitations have gone out to Colorado's congressional delegation.

The funeral, which is scheduled for 11 a.m., is open to the public. Carpenter, a former naval aviator, will receive military honors before his body is cremated and buried at his family's ranch in Steamboat Springs.

Murphy said St. John's seats around 550 people, though a portion of the church will be reserved for dignitaries, family members and friends. A chapel on the property that holds up to 120 people and a parish hall that can accommodate another 150 or so will be available to those who wish to attend, with audio from the funeral piped in.

...Murphy said the public will have two closed casket visitation opportunities at St. John's on Nov. 1 -- the first from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the second from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Kris Stoever remembers her father in this touching and poignant essay for Outside Magazine.
On Saturday, November 2, my father — Project Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, who died on October 10 — will be mourned and remembered at Saint John’s Episcopal, his boyhood church in Boulder, Colorado. In the spring, when the snow clears, we’ll take his ashes to the Frye place, near Clark, Colorado. Homesteaded in 1901 by his great-uncle John, it hosts family camping trips when not under snow. The grave site will be consecrated among the aspens, near the headgate, and we’ll inter his remains at 8,300 feet, laying him to rest close to the ashes of his infant son, Timothy, dead 60 years now.

This is what my father wanted, to be buried in a place that had shaped him...

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May GOD Bless his family and give them peace.

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Astronaut Scott Carpenter remembered at Colorado funeral

The second American astronaut to orbit the Earth was remembered by family and friends at a funeral service in his Colorado hometown.

Scott Carpenter, 88, died Oct. 10, after suffering a recent stroke. On Saturday (Nov. 2), a private family funeral was followed by a public memorial held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Boulder. Carpenter is survived by his wife Patty and six children.

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The Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder has additional photos and video from Saturday's service.
Scott Carpenter's travels and work throughout his life took him everywhere from the depths of the ocean to the heights of space. But Saturday, many of the people he met on those journeys came back to remember him in Boulder, the place where he was born and raised.

"It's fitting we say goodbye to Scott in Boulder," said Tom Stoever, Carpenter's son-in-law. "This community stoked his desire to understand the world around him."

Hundreds gathered at St. John's Episcopal Church to remember Carpenter, the Boulder-bred astronaut who became just the second American to orbit the Earth when he piloted the Aurora 7 on May 24, 1962.

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Reuters' Paul Chapman reports:

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Robert, thank you for posting the pictures and video from Scott Carpenter's funeral. For those of us who could not attend I was wondering if you could comment on which of his fellow astronauts were in attendance. Im sure I could see Gene Cernan in one of the videos.

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As noted in the article:
A number of other astronauts [in addition to John Glenn] attended the funeral, serving as pallbearers. Present in Boulder were Apollo astronauts Gene Cernan, Charlie Duke, Rusty Schweickart and Dave Scott, as well as shuttle veterans Dan Brandenstein, Bob Crippen, Dick Truly and Charlie Walker. Dee O'Hara, nurse to the original astronauts, and Suzan Cooper, the widow of original astronaut Gordon Cooper, also attended.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, also a former space shuttle astronaut, spoke at Saturday's remembrance.

In addition, Jim Reilly, Jack Schmitt and Bruce McCandless attended the service.

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Thank you Robert. I thought that I had gone to and read all the article links but I had missed that.

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The Dec. 29 issue of the New York Times Magazine has a tribute to Scott Carpenter in its end-of-year remembrance of notables who died in 2013. A photographer took pictures of items used by 10 of the subjects, in addition to profiles of other news-makers who passed away.


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