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Scott Carpenter, NASA Astronaut Legend, Dies at 88

Scott Carpenter, who became the second US astronaut to orbit the Earth in 1962, died Thursday in Colorado aged 88.

October 10, 2013
7:00 PM EDT
In this Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, astronaut Scott Carpenter listens to a question from the media about his experience in space, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. | Corbis