Carpenter, Malcolm Scott
Born: 1951 AD
Currently alive, at 62 years of age.
1951 - He was born in Boulder, Colorado.
- He was accepted into the V-12 Navy College Training Program as an aviation cadet (V-12a), where he trained until the end of World War II.
1945 - He returned to Boulder in November to study aeronautical engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
1951 - He earned his wings on the 19th of April, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
1954 - Carpenter was then appointed to the United States Naval Test Pilot School, class 13, at Patuxent River N.A.S.
1957 - He continued at Patuxent, working as a test pilot in the Electronics Test Division; his next tour of duty was spent in Monterey, California, at the Navy Line School.
1958 - Carpenter was named Air Intelligence Officer for the USS Hornet.
1959 - Carpenter served as backup pilot for John Glenn, who flew the first U.S. orbital mission aboard Friendship 7; when Deke Slayton was withdrawn on medical grounds from Project Mercury's second manned orbital flight, Carpenter was assigned to replace him.
1962 - He flew into space on the 24th of May, atop the Mercury-Atlas 7 rocket for a three-orbit science mission that lasted nearly five hours.
- Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder, Colorado, was named in his honor.
1964 - In July, in Bermuda, Carpenter sustained a grounding injury from a motorbike accident while on leave from NASA to train for the Navy's SEALAB project.
1967 - He returned to work at NASA as Executive Assistant to the Director of the Manned Spaceflight Center, then returned to the Navy's Deep Submergence Systems Project, based in Bethesda, Maryland, as a Director of Aquanaut Operations for Sealab III.
1969 - Carpenter retired from the Navy, after which he founded Sea Sciences, Inc., a corporation for developing programs for utilizing ocean resources and improving environmental health.
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