CARPENTER, Malcolm Scott
Last updated: March 19, 2017 at 22:27 pm
American astronaut, aviator, naval officer, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and aquanaut; explorer; fourth American in space and second American to orbit the Earth; participated in SEALAB II and III; first person to become an astronaut and an aquanaut; conducted underwater training to assist astronauts with spacewalks; consultant and designer in diving equipment and instruments; founded Sear Sciences Inc., a venture capital company aimed at developing ocean resources and improving the environmental health of the planet.
Honours and Awards:
NOGI Award (Distinguished Service, 1995)
Records and Firsts:
First habitat to habitat communication
First habitat to space communication
First person to become an astronaut and an aquanaut
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.