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Astronaut Scott Carpenter Acclaimed in Native State of Colorado

May 30, 1962 - Boulder gave Lieut. Comdr. Scott Carpenter one of the greatest parades in Colorado history today to wind up his triumphal visit to his native state. A crowd estimated by the police at 300,000 persons turned out to salute the 37-year-old astronaut with cheers. The astronaut and his wife rode in an open white convertible in the parade, each with an arm around the other, and waved to the crowd. Commander Carpenter, his wife, Rene, and their four children left immediately after the parade to fly to their home at Langley Air Force Base, Va., aboard a Convair operated by NASA.


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