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article image'Godspeed' John Glenn bids farewell to astronaut Scott Carpenter

By Layne Weiss     Oct 13, 2013 in Science
"Godspeed, John Glenn" Scott Carpenter said to his friend as he soared into space. "Godspeed, Scott Carpenter," Glenn said to his close friend, who died Thursday at the age of 88.
"You are missed," he added, The AP reports. Glenn, 92, is now the last remaining Magnificent Seven astronaut.
Carpenter died Thursday in a Denver hospice due to complications from a stroke he suffered in September. He was the second American to orbit the earth, Glenn being the first.
In February 1962, Carpenter said to his good friend, "Godspeed, John Glenn," giving him a memorable send-off into space. He would go up only months later on May 24, 1962.
Glenn said that "history will remember Carpenter as an explorer of the heavens and the seas."
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