SCOTT CARPENTER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 100309
Sale Price $324.00
NASA black and white photo with split image: suiting up for space on the right, older Carpenter in tie and jacket on left, inscribed and signed at top edge
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Florence Hennessy's lucky grandson -/Best Wishes Scott Carpenter". B/w, 10x6½. Official NASA photo. Two images on one sheet. Malcolm Scott Carpenter (b. 1925) flew reconnaissance missions in the Korean War before qualifying as a navy test pilot. He was selected as one of the original 7 NASA astronauts for the Mercury program in 1959. He was the second American to orbit the Earth (May 24, 1962), after John Glenn, who is the only other surviving member of the original seven. Carpenter then went from astronaut to aquanaut, spending 28 days on the ocean floor in SEALAB II. No bottom margin. Fine condition.
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