Statement by Marion C. Blakey
President and CEO Aerospace Industries Association
Scott Carpenter, America’s first astronaut-aquanaut, now belongs to the ages. We will remember him and his fellow “Mercury 7” astronauts as true trailblazers of exploration, who inspired many of us in our youth, and whose example continues to inspire those working to extend our exploration horizons today.
In the spirit of his famous pre-launch tribute to John Glenn, our entire community wishes “Godspeed, Scott Carpenter.”