M Scott Carpenter (1925-2013) was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts selected to launch the US manned space programme in 1958. He flew the Mercury-Atlas 7, becoming the second US astronaut to orbit the Earth.
This is a clipped front cover of a June 4, 1962 copy of Newsweek, featuring Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut M Scott Carpenter as the cover star. Carpenter has signed in black ink on his image. The cover displays folds and three small tears on the left hand side.
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