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THE SPACE PROGRAM
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The Mercury Program
Mercury 3
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The Mercury Program

Mercury 7

Mercury 7 patch
M. Scott Carpenter
Aurora 7
May 24, 1962

M. Scott Carpenter duplicated Glennís feat with an additional orbital flight lasting 4 hours 56 minutes and 5 seconds. Mercury-Atlas 7 was designated Aurora 7.

Space is our Future!
Astronaut Scott Carpenter Photo by Nasa

PHOTO: Astronaut Scott Carpenter Astronaut Scott Carpenter, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. Boosted by the Mercury-Atlas vehicle, the MA-7 mission made the second manned orbital flight by the United States, and carried Astronaut Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 spacecraft to orbit the Earth three times.