In May 1962, Scott Carpenter became the second American astronaut, after John Glenn, to orbit the Earth - and the first to survive a series of mishaps that might have ended in catastrophe.
I tried to avoid tying this post into the Royal Wedding but with all the fuss today, it was unavoidable. I won't talk about the dress or the magical carriage ride through the streets of London. What I did notice about the wedding were the eight beautiful maple trees lining the aisles of Westminster Abbey.
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