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Astronaut Scott Carpenter

Portrait of astronaut Scott Carpenter in his space suite
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Everett Raymond Kinstler; 1965; Unframed Dimensions 50H X 45W
Accession #: 88-161-ZF
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Scott Carpenter joined the Navy in 1949 where he served as a pilot. In 1959, he was selected as one of the original seven astronauts for Project Mercury. He was the second man to orbit the earth on 24 May 1962 with Mercury 7. In 1965, he participated in the Navy's SEALAB II project. 

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