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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Scott Carpenter Rescue at Sea Film, 1962



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carpenter, Scott
Title: Scott Carpenter Rescue at Sea Film
Dates: 1962
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 2013-001
OCLC No.: 859678040
Extent: 1 8mm film reel
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

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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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of video material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Carpenter, Scott -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Subjects
Astronauts -- United States.
Astronautics – United States.
Manned space flight -- United States.
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States.
Places
United States -- History -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Scott Carpenter Rescue at Sea Film, 1962, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Keelee James, 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3W117 Scott Carpenter Rescue at Sea Film, 1962

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