American Experience

Scott Carpenter: Astronaut to Aquanaut

Clip: Season 31 Episode 2 | 1m 4s

An American astronaut and an aquanaut, Scott Carpenter was part of Project Mercury and operated the Aurora 7 spacecraft, which orbited the earth three times. He also joined U.S. Navy’s SEALAB project and stayed underwater for a record of 30 days.

Aired: 02/05/19

Rating: NR

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Women lead advancements in science, technology, politics, sports and activism—often fighting against inequity and opposition at every turn. In this collection, explore films, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at notable female figures in American history.

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