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Scott Carpenter (I) (1925–2013)

Scott Carpenter was born on May 1, 1925 in Boulder, Colorado, USA as Malcolm Scott Carpenter. He is known for his work on Never Say Never Again (1983), The Fall Guy (1981) and When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008). He was married to Patty Barrett, Barbara Curtin, Maria Roach and Rene Louise Price. He died on October 10, 2013 in Denver, ... See full bio »
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Never Say Never Again Miscellaneous Crew
The Fall Guy Actor
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions Himself - Mercury Astronaut
Spaceflight Himself


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 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
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Novel: "The Steel Albatross". New York: Pocket Books. ISBN-10: 0831776080; ISBN-13: 978083177608 See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

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Capt. M. Scott Carpetner


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[on thoughts he had, waiting to be picked up, after the splashdown] I sat for a long time just thinking about what I'd been through. I couldn't believe it had all happened. It had been a tremendous experience and, though I could not ever really share it with anyone, I looked forward to telling others as much about it as I could. I had made mistakes and some things had gone wrong. But I hoped that... See more »


Assigned to make the second manned orbital flight (May 24, 1962, Cape Canaveral, Florida). He enjoyed two orbits but on the third, he erred on re-entry into the atmosphere. His capsule Aurora 7 overshot the impact area and hit the Atlantic Ocean 138 miles northeast of Puerto Rico, 250 miles beyond where it was to have landed. Carpenter was out of range of radio communication with Cape Canaveral ... See more »

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