US astronaut M. Scott Carpenter looking into his Mercury-Atlas 7 spacecraft, the Aurora 7, before being inserted to begin the launch, May 24, 1962. A total of 50 years ago, Scott Carpenter flew the ... more 
US astronaut M. Scott Carpenter looking into his Mercury-Atlas 7 spacecraft, the Aurora 7, before being inserted to begin the launch, May 24, 1962. A total of 50 years ago, Scott Carpenter flew the second American manned orbital flight on 24 May 1962. He piloted his Aurora 7 spacecraft through three revolutions of the earth. (EPA/NASA) less 
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