bearded clamorer: America's second astronaut delivered the eulogy, subby.
docfinance: the lack of understanding of space history is truly astounding.
SomeoneDumb: Not that it matters, but I saw him speak once. He talked more about the seas than he did about space.
jaytkay: Commander Scott Carpenter Speaks to President Johnson from the helium atmosphere of the Navy's SEALAB in 1964
RickN99: docfinance: the lack of understanding of space history is truly astounding.I was at the Air & Space Museum this spring. Wifey and I had been a couple times before, but this time we took their free volunteer-led tour. The tour guide, who was about 150, had an amazing level of knowledge about the space programs. He rattled off dates and names and all kinds of details; it was a fantastic couple of hours.
Neo Geek: Rest well Mr Carpenter... you helped lead this species toward a new age of exploration and science/ wants to see NASA funding increase// wants to see science and tech advance/// wants more slashies
bbfreak: We've had three of these threads at least, and three subby's that are idiots. You don't have to be in orbit to be in space, otherwise people wouldn't be lining up to pop up 60 plus miles via the VSS Enterprise. Alan Shepard was the first with a suborbital flight, then Virgil Grissom was the second with another suborbital flight, and then finally John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. This is important to know, simply because during the early 1960's Russia simply had better rockets than us. Hell, they still have some of the best rockets/rocket engines in the world. 1: Yuri Gagarin* 2: Alan Shepard 3: Virgil Grissom 4: Gherman Titov 5: John Glenn 6: Scott Carpenter 7: Andrian Nikolaev 8: Pavel Popovich 9: Walter Schirra10: Gordon Cooper
clintster: And then there was one.../do not go gently into that good night Astronaut/Colonel/Senator/criminal Glenn
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