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TODAY   |  October 11, 2013

Astronaut Scott Carpenter, second to orbit Earth, dies at 88

One of America’s original astronauts passed away on Thursday due to complications from a stroke. Scott Carpenter was the second American to orbit the earth. He was 88.

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>> one of america's original astronauts scott carpenter died thursday after suffering complications from a stroke. he was the 7th american to orbit the earth. also known for his sense of humor. he was 88 years old.