"The Steel Albatross". New York: Pocket Books. ISBN-10: 0831776080; ISBN-13: 978083177608
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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...
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 ...
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