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(Space.com)   America's fourth astronaut honored at Colorado funeral. Missing Man formation stirs up huge cloud of dust   ( space.com) divider line
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2013-11-03 07:16:23 PM  
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No, America's THIRD astronaut delivered the eulogy if it was John Glenn. As was said in the other thread, Shepard was first, Grissom was second. Carpenter was fourth, and almost screwed up bad enough to shut down the space program altogether. I'm sure he was a fine man, and a hero, but the lack of understanding of space history is truly astounding. People could at least consult Wikipedia.
2013-11-03 07:15:57 PM  
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bearded clamorer: America's second astronaut delivered the eulogy, subby.

You're both wrong. Glenn was the third US astronaut, and first to orbit. Carpenter was the fourth and second to orbit. Shepard and Grissom were the first two.
2013-11-03 09:32:59 PM  
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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
2013-11-03 07:39:41 PM  
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SomeoneDumb: Not that it matters, but I saw him speak once. He talked more about the seas than he did about space.

Apparently he only went to space once, but that is far more than most people ever will.
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