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Carpenter Spaceflight Delayed by NASA

May 11, 1962 - Difficulties with a control system have forced a delay in the scheduled attempt to send Lieut. Comdr. Scott Carpenter (pictured) into orbit around the earth, NASA announced today. The flight “was rescheduled from May 17 to no earlier than May 19 due to difficulties in the spacecraft attitude control system,” the announcement said. This system keeps the vehicle properly oriented in flight.


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