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Mercury 7 Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies At 88

 

 

” Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit Earth, died Thursday, NASA said. He was 88.

“We have lost a true pioneer. I shall long remember him not only for his smarts and courage but his incredible humor. He kept us all grounded,” said NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. “We will miss him greatly.” “

 

 

 

 

” Carpenter was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts chosen by NASA, which said he died from complications after a stroke. He was a backup pilot for John Glenn ahead of America’s first manned orbital space flight in February 1962.

Carpenter flew the second American manned orbital flight in May of that year. Flight time was four hours and 54 minutes, according to a NASA biography.

With Carpenter’s death, Glenn is the lone survivor of the Mercury 7, which included Carpenter, Glenn, L. Gordon Cooper, Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald “Deke” Slayton.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose Your Ride

2013 Fishing-Boat Preview

36 Pictures Of New Fishing Craft

 

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Pioneer 222 Sportfish

LOA 22 ft. 1 in.

BEAM 8 ft. 7 in.

DRAFT 1 ft. 2 in.

DEADRISE 20 deg.

WEIGHT 2,400 lb.

FUEL 105 gal.

MAX POWER 300 hp OB

MSRP Packages start at $49,252

CONTACT  843-538-6604, pioneerboats.com

 

 

 

” When the boat-show season ramps up each fall, we begin sensing trends within the industry. As we gather details for our annual preview, those vague feelings solidify. For instance, this year, we included a category new to these listings — ­dual-console boats. Manufacturers have seen the need to blend multiple family uses into a fishing vessel; the DC fits that bill.

You’ll also see a few reintroductions of boats that were announced in 2012 but never brought to market. A few more are heavily updated models whose builders chose not to rename the lines. This year, we present 34 new boats — from an 18-foot skiff to a 47-foot express.”

 

 

Now Playing in Heaven’s Orchestra

 ” ‘Big Jim’ Sullivan, who has died aged 71, was arguably the most prolific British session guitarist of the 1960s and 1970s, playing on more than 1,000 Top 20 hits, including 55 chart toppers, and popularising guitar effects that changed the sound of rock ‘n’ roll.”

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