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Pravda Credits Astronaut Carpenter's "Courage and Endurance"

May 26, 1962 - Pravda published today a dramatic account of Lieut. Comdr. Scott Carpenter’s troubles in space but praised the American astronaut for his “great courage and endurance.” The report by Pravda’s New York correspondent, S. Vishnyevsky, described Commander Carpenter’s discomfort when cabin temperatures aboard the Aurora VII rose to 102 degrees. “From Cape Canaveral, the experts suggested to Carpenter that he drink as much water as possible. They couldn’t give him any more help,” the report in the Communist paper said. “America applauds Astronaut Carpenter’s bravery and valor. The Soviet people share the feelings of the American people,” the paper said.

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