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The last living member of the Mercury 7 couples who helped define America’s early space program, she went on to become a writer and television host.
After his fascination with the Snurfer, a crude version of a snowboard created in the 1960s, he built the first successful snowboard company.
Mr. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth, following John Glenn, now the only surviving member of America’s original space program.
Mr. Carpenter’s flight into space was in May 1962. Before the first mission to orbit the Earth, in February that same year, he famously told another astronaut, “Godspeed, John Glenn.”
Ralph Emerson Carpenter, 99, Who Helped Restore Historic Buildings in Newport, Dies.
Mr. Carpenter did groundbreaking work in anthropological filmmaking and ethnomusicology and, with his friend Marshall McLuhan, laid the foundations of modern media studies.
Mr. Carpenter was a BBC sportscaster who announced some of the biggest fights in boxing’s history, including the “Rumble in the Jungle” in 1974.
Ms. Carpenter spent much of her life working in Washington as a newspaper reporter, an aide to Lyndon B. Johnson and press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson.
Mr. Carpenter was a self-taught connoisseur of Colonial furniture and decorative art whose passion for Newport, R.I., spurred him to restore many of its most important 18th-century landmarks.
CARPENTER--Francis Newton, Delray Beach, FL and Greenwich, CT on November 27, 2006. Educated at Collegiate School in New York City, attended Williams College and Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. Captain in the second infantry division during WWII, President of Shulton International and chairman and chief executive officer of Westley Associates, former governor of the Apawamis Club in Rye, New York. Survived by wife, Barbara Hayward Carpenter, two daughters: Mrs. Patricia Carpen ...
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