In years past, I can remember spending hours and hours pulling together reference material, and proper footnoting for papers. The video below takes a harder look at the underlying statistics to some of the issues / comments / events being floated around by our politicians and media. It is worth a few minutes of your time to be reminded that everything that you read and hear about from the press is not necessarily the unvarnished truth.
- May 24, 1962 - Scott Carpenter on the Way to Mercury-Atlas 7 Launch Site
Astronaut Scott Carpenter walks to the launch site to begin the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission on May 24, 1962. Carpenter's Aurora 7 capsule lifted off aboard an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:45 a.m. EST, May 24. Carpenter was the fourth American in space and second American to orbit Earth.