Astronaut Scott Carpenter has his space suit adjusted by a technician in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in 1962.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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DENVER — Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and first person to explore both the heights of space and depths of the ocean died Thursday after a stroke. He was 88.