Scott Carpenter

1925 - 2013

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Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013) was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the Mercury Seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959. Carpenter was the second American (after John Glenn) to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space, after Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and Glenn. Commissioned into the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scott Carpenter has received more than 1,529,433 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Scott Carpenter is the 59th most popular astronaut (up from 69th in 2019), the 2,927th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,022nd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Scott Carpenter ranks 59 out of 524Before him are Ronald Evans, Viktor Gorbatko, Roger B. Chaffee, Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa, Dick Scobee, and Wally Schirra. After him are Georgi Ivanov, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Kalpana Chawla, Judith Resnik, Aleksei Gubarev, and Vladimir Dzhanibekov.

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Among people born in 1925, Scott Carpenter ranks 150Before him are Emilio Eduardo Massera, Katherine MacGregor, Bauer, Elmore Leonard, Robert Mulligan, and Jørgen Ingmann. After him are Cathy Berberian, François-Xavier Ortoli, Silvana Pampanini, Rosario Castellanos, Andrei Sinyavsky, and Flannery O'Connor. Among people deceased in 2013, Scott Carpenter ranks 135Before him are Aslan Usoyan, Walter De Maria, Julie Harris, Mariangela Melato, Manolo Escobar, and Elmore Leonard. After him are Édouard Molinaro, Emile Griffith, Margherita Hack, Clive Burr, Emilio Colombo, and Alain Mimoun.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scott Carpenter ranks 2,927 out of 15,968Before him are Bill Duke (1943), Helen Parkhurst (1886), Elizabeth McGovern (1961), Seymour Martin Lipset (1922), Charles Napier (1936), and Ellen Church (1904). After him are Divine (1945), Don McLean (1945), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Stefanie Powers (1942), Louis Prima (1910), and Evel Knievel (1938).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Scott Carpenter ranks 33Before him are Alfred Worden (1932), Gordon Cooper (1927), Ronald Evans (1933), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Dick Scobee (1939), and Wally Schirra (1923). After him are Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), Judith Resnik (1949), Deke Slayton (1924), Sally Ride (1951), Joseph A. Walker (1921), and Gregory Jarvis (1944).