Community > Forum > The Spaceflight Cafe > RIP Scott Carpenter

RIP Scott Carpenter

Posted by: JamesG - Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:41 pm
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 12 posts ] 
RIP Scott Carpenter 
Author Message
Online
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
User avatar
Joined: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:15 pm
Posts: 884
Location: Columbus, GA USA
Post RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:41 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/mercury-astronaut-scott-carpenter-second-american-orbit-dies-203010879.html

I guess we have to expect most of the first generation of astronauts to be making their final payments on the farm... :cry:


Back to top
Profile
Moon Mission Member
Moon Mission Member
User avatar
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:46 pm
Posts: 1215
Location: Kapellen, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, Planet Earth, the Milky Way Galaxy
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:52 pm
May he rest in peace.

Sadly it is all becoming a far memory, same for those astronauts who walked on the moon. 4 of the 8 already passed away. With the youngest being 78.

It means we have to hurry to go back...

_________________
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. - Lord Kelvin, 1892


Back to top
Profile WWW
Space Walker
Space Walker
User avatar
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:25 pm
Posts: 160
Location: Ireland
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:46 pm
Sigurd wrote:
Sadly it is all becoming a far memory, same for those astronauts who walked on the moon. 4 of the 8 already passed away. With the youngest being 78.


There were 6 Apollo missions that landed on the moon, so 12 astronauts.

11, 12 ,14 ,15, 16 and 17


Back to top
Profile
Moon Mission Member
Moon Mission Member
User avatar
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:46 pm
Posts: 1215
Location: Kapellen, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, Planet Earth, the Milky Way Galaxy
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:22 am
johno wrote:
There were 6 Apollo missions that landed on the moon, so 12 astronauts.

11, 12 ,14 ,15, 16 and 17


You're correct, 8 are still alive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ap ... n_the_Moon

_________________
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. - Lord Kelvin, 1892


Back to top
Profile WWW
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
avatar
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:44 am
Posts: 707
Location: Haarlem, The Netherlands
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:32 am
Statistically, we should have another decade at least to go back, before they're all gone. See XKCD 893.

_________________
Say, can you feel the thunder in the air? Just like the moment ’fore it hits – then it’s everywhere
What is this spell we’re under, do you care? The might to rise above it is now within your sphere
Machinae Supremacy – Sid Icarus


Back to top
Profile
Online
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
User avatar
Joined: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:15 pm
Posts: 884
Location: Columbus, GA USA
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:07 pm
And equally depressingly, according to the oft-used analogy of space exploration with the exploration and colonization of the Americas, it will take several centuries before settlements are actually established...


Back to top
Profile
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
avatar
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:29 pm
Posts: 712
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:12 pm
Our only hope is for private industry to make it to the moon. It will happen eventually but I'd sure like to see it myself.

Monroe

_________________
Today's the day! We go into Space!


Back to top
Profile
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
avatar
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:29 pm
Posts: 712
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:08 pm
By the way on our last mission we flew a memorial for Scott Carpenter http://www.photostospace.com/astrocorps ... al-flight/

I'll add some of the photo's later

Monroe

_________________
Today's the day! We go into Space!


Back to top
Profile
Space Walker
Space Walker
User avatar
Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 2:40 am
Posts: 159
Location: Austin, Texas
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:27 pm
Monroe wrote:
By the way on our last mission we flew a memorial for Scott Carpenter http://www.photostospace.com/astrocorps ... al-flight/

I'll add some of the photo's later

Monroe

According to the webpage you flew a rocket to 60,000 feet. Way to go, Monroe. I can't wait to see the pictures. Was this your Q-motor flight?


Back to top
Profile WWW
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
avatar
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:29 pm
Posts: 712
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:31 pm
Not much to see that day and 60kft is not all that high. Besides that the camera wasn't all that great either.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Today's the day! We go into Space!


Back to top
Profile
Online
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
User avatar
Joined: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:15 pm
Posts: 884
Location: Columbus, GA USA
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:15 pm
A flight is a flight and its the thought that counts.


Back to top
Profile
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
avatar
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:29 pm
Posts: 712
Post Re: RIP Scott Carpenter   Posted on: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:50 am
Amen

_________________
Today's the day! We go into Space!


Back to top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
 

Who is online 

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests


cron
© 2014 The International Space Fellowship, developed by Gabitasoft Interactive. All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy | Terms of Use