Welcome of U.S. astronaut Scott Carpenter in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The fourth U.S. astronaut to probe the outer space and the second man to orbit the earth, astronaut Scott Carpenter disembarks from a plane. His wife and children welcome and greet him at an airport. He waves at the civilians as his motorcade moves through the streets. At the Manned Spacecraft Center other members of the Project Mercury team gather. Astronaut Carpenter receives the Space Distinguished Medal. He addresses journalists at a press conference organized in his home town Boulder, Colorado. At the conference he elaborates on the details of the flight.
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