Astronaut Scott Carpenter, 1925 –2013 |

Astronaut Scott Carpenter, original member of the Mercury 7, has died at the age of 88. He was the second American to orbit the Earth, and the fourth American in space. Mr. Carpenter provided America’s space program with one of its most memorable quotes, saying “Godspeed, John Glenn” to his friend during the countdown to the first orbital blastoff.