Scott Carpenter, Mercury Seven astronaut and American hero, dies at 88


Scott Carpenter, a former Naval Aviator and Korean War veteran, flew in the Aurora 7 capsule and orbited the Earth three times. Of the remaining Mercury Seven, now only John Glenn survives. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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