- 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.
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WOW! What a fantastic match. I will run out of words to describe this one before I am done. I have decided to break this one up a lot in order to keep the posts more reasonable in length. You … Continue reading
Long drive yesterday. It used to be I could jump in the car and drive 15 hrs without even thinking about it. The long stretches yesterday were good but I have come to really dislike traffic. 8 hrs of windshield … Continue reading
Or, “Have I Lost My Mind”? 4 years ago when I picked up a gun again for the first time after a 20+ year break, there were a number of reasons for it. I won’t go into all of them … Continue reading
Ok, I am way late in writing this post. It’s funny how work backs up when you take a few days off. Many others have written about their Boomershoot adventures, accordingly I think I will borrow some of their excellent … Continue reading
Long day. Weather was close to ideal for the day. Little to no winds, and partly sunny throughout the day. I did not shoot much, maybe 25 rounds all told. I had been asked to do some coaching for some … Continue reading
We have celebrities on the firing line. Well, we pretty much always do. Monte Milanuk is part of Gene’s training group as well as being on the US F/TR National team. Two years ago Michael Bane dropped in and did … Continue reading
So what is all the excitement about Boomershoot anyway? Itty, bitty, 3 to 7 inch boxes at 400 to 700 yds that go BOOM when you connect with a rifle. [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”http://my-hallsofmontezuma.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Bommer-1.swf” width=”400″ height=”300″ targetclass=”flashmovie”] Get Adobe Flash … Continue reading
Field Fire day!! Wind – Check Snow and Ice – Check Ringing steel at 700 yds. – Check Boomers going Boom – Check Sun / wind / rain burn – Check More fun tomorrow.
Travel. 14 hours. Checking weapons for airlines. Painful day.