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It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

Martha Burk | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

So while we're reminiscing about the glory days of the U.S. space program, remember the women who were left behind -- that giant step should have been for womankind too.

Second U.S. Astronaut To Orbit Earth Eulogized By First

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 11.02.2013 | Science

BOULDER, Colo. -- BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the u...

Castles on the Moon

Pia de Jong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Pia de Jong

I believed in America, and now I felt let down. What went wrong?

Legendary Astronaut Dies

collectSPACE.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Science

Godspeed, Scott Carpenter. The United States' fourth astronaut to fly in space and the second to orbit the Earth, Scott Carpenter, 88, died on Oct. ...

Legendary Astronaut Suffers Stroke

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

VAIL, Colo. -- Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit Earth, is recovering from a stroke. Patty Carpenter tells the Vail Daily (http...

Astronauts I Almost Met -- Attending the 2012 International Space Development Conference

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 08.04.2012 | DC
Zoe P. Strassfield

Last weekend, something very unusual happened -- I found myself in the right place at the right time. That was because the National Space Society was holding its 2012 International Space Development Conference right here in Washington, D.C., just a week after I'd moved in for my Congressional internship.

Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter Celebrates 50-Year Flight Milestone

James M. Clash | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science
James M. Clash

I caught up with former astronaut Scott Carpenter -- a retired U.S. Navy captain and one of only two original Mercury Seven "right stuff" astronauts still alive (the other is Glenn) -- on the half-century anniversary of his flight.

Counting My Blessings

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.19.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

I think there's a very good chance that John Glenn was the first astronaut whose name I ever learned. So getting to hear him speak was an exceedingly memorable moment.