Coloradan Magazine

University of Colorado Boulder

Class Notes – September 2012

60s and earlier On May 24, 1962, Scott Carpenter (Aero’49, HonDocSci’00) lifted off from Earth in NASA’s Aurora 7 space capsule mounted atop a Mercury-Atlas rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla., climbing to roughly 165 miles in altitude. Scott was the fourth American astronaut to fly in space and the second to achieve orbit of Earth.

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