Pioneering astronaut Scott Carpenter dead at 88

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Pioneering astronaut Scott Carpenter dead at 88

October 11, 2013 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 12:39 PM EDT

Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and first person to explore both the heights of space and depths of the ocean died Thursday after a stroke. He was 88.

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