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Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies At Age 88

Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies At Age 88

NASA pioneer astronaut Scott Carpenter died Thursday at the age of 88 due to medical complications from a recent stroke, his family announced.

His death leaves John Glenn as the last remaining member of the Mercury 7.

Carpenter had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke last month in Vail, Colo., where he has his home. Word of his death came from a friend in Florida, Mark Widick, via NBC News’ Cape Canaveral correspondent, Jay Barbree.

NBC News

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