CARPENTER REPLACES SLAYTON TO FLY MISSIONSIGNED.
Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, Aurora 7. Washington: GPO/NASA for the Manned Spacecraft Center, 1962. 40 pp. 10 by 8 inches. Original blue printed wrappers.
BOLDLY SIGNED by SCOTT CARPENTER on the front cover.
Carpenter's family, astronaut selection, spacecraft tests, and Aurora 7 post flight astronaut tours are just some subjects of the over 70 captioned photographs. One topic is training and Carpenter's actual flight assignment reading: "The study requirements on all astronauts are great but those of the prime and backup pilot are much heavier... In Carpenter's case this was more condensed since he was named to replace Donald K. 'Deke' Slayton as prime pilot in mid-March (1962) when it was determined that the latter had an irregular heart beat and a board of civilian cardiologists recommended that he not fly the mission." Pictures of Carpenter's return to his home state of Colorado are included.