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A Guide to the Scott Carpenter Rescue at Sea Film, 1962
Scott Carpenter, born May 1, 1925, was one of the original seven astronauts selected by NASA in 1959 to be a part of Project Mercury, the first human spaceflight program of the United States. During the five-hour Mercury-Atlas 7 mission, Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space while piloting the Aurora 7 spacecraft on May 24, 1962. Though equipment malfunction caused Carpenter to overshoot his planned splashdown point in the Atlantic Ocean by 250 miles, he was safely recovered a few hours later by the USS Intrepid.
Comprising one 8mm motion picture film reel, the Scott Carpenter Rescue at Sea film, 1962, documents the recovery of astronaut Scott Carpenter from the Atlantic Ocean following the Mercury-Atlas 7 spaceflight mission. This film is the silent edition released by Columbia Pictures for home viewing.
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Scott Carpenter Rescue at Sea Film, 1962, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Keelee James, 2013.