CARPENTER, Malcolm Scott

USA (1925-2013)

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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