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Farthest Reaches is pleased to offer artifacts for sale from the personal collection of Astronaut  and Aquanaut Scott Carpenter.  As one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, Cmdr. Carpenter flew the second orbital Mercury flight in 1963 on Aurora 7. After leaving NASA, Scott continued on the Sealab project with the Navy, making him the first astronaut  to explore both outer and inner space. We were sad to lose Scott in 2013. Scott accumulated a number of space related mementos spanning those Navy and NASA years.  His family has authorized Farthest Reaches to offer his one of a kind memorabilia to collectors worldwide. 

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cott Carpenter's beautifully hand signed personal paper back copy

This paper back copy of "The Right Stuff" was Scott's reading copy and comes from his personal library.  This is hand signed by Scott in bold black sharpie on the title page as you can see in the scan.  Though read, it's in excellent condition.

 

#Carpenter - The Right Stuff PB
$225 SOLD

 

 

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Scott Carpenter's US Navy Test Pilot Kneeboard

 

This is a great piece of Scott Carpenter history.  Offered here is his actual kneeboard and it flew with him every where he did as Naval Aviator. As you can imagine it was used extensively. Though it's not dated, I'm guessing it was produced in the late 50s to early 60s.  Scott has written his name in pencil on the pilot's identification label as shown in the thrid image above. The battery cap on one side is missing but the kneeboard is otherwise completely intact and just as Scott left it on display in his office for many years.  The identification information engraved onto the kneeboard is as follows:
 

U.S. PROPERTY
TYPE MXU-163/P CLIPBOARD, PILOTS
CONTRACT NO. DSA-4-063120-MN300
MFR'S PART NO. FNA-328D
FELSENTHAL INSTRS. CO., CHICAGO

 

This kneeboard will come with a COA hand signed by Scott Carpenter. Aviator kneeboards may be available through different sources but none claiming to come from the personal archives of a pioneer Mercury 7 Astronaut. That makes this one particularly rare and desirable.

 

Carpenter: Naval Test Pilot Kneeboard

$1500
 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Flying Cross awarded by the Secretary of the Navy on
behalf of the President of the United States following Aurora 7 Flight

 

Scott Carpenter Flying Cross Medal

 

 

Scott Carpenter Flying Cross Medal

 

Offered here is the actual Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to Astronaut Scott Carpenter by the Secretary of the Navy on behalf of the President of the United States. Carpenter was awarded this medal following the conclusion of his Mercury Aurora 7 flight.

 

The Distingushed Flying Cross is ONLY awarded to United States Armed Forces officers or enlisted members who distinguish themselves in support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary acheevement while participating in an aerial flight, subsequent to Novermber 11, 1918.  Having this honor bestowed upon Scott placed him in the company of the "best of the best" in aviation and space history.  This medal is accompanied by the origional citation from the Secretary of the Navy (1963 - 1967), Paul Nitze.  It has also been scanned here for your review 

 

It is quite uncommon to see such a prestigious military award presented to a former pioneer astronaut being offered for sale. This is an item the likes you may never see for sale again.

 

 

#Carpenter - Flying Cross
$1895

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter's NASA Photo ID

 

Scott Carpenter NASA Photo ID

 


Scott Carpenter NASA Photo ID

 

This is one of the holy grail of badges, a Mercury Astronaut's NASA photo ID.  This is the actual badge issued to and worn extensively by Astronaut Scott Carpenter.  It IS NOT in 'mint" condition, nor would you expect it to be given it's being used and over 50 years old. The information on the badge speaks for itself and I have provided large scans to assist you in your review.   This badge appears to go back to May 1964 though I'm not able to say with certainity exactly when it was issued to Scott Carpenter. It is however hand signed by Scott using his vintage official signature.  A rare piece of Astronaut issued and worn daily, NASA history. 

 

#Carpenter - NASA ID
$1250 SOLD

 

 

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Clothing autographed by and owned/worn by Scott Carpenter

John Glenn signed T-Shirt

This T-Shirt owned by Patty Carpenter has never been worn.  John Glenn has hand signed in black sharpie, "To Patty, with best regards - John Glenn....5/1/04".  I'm quite certain there are very few if any, signed T-Shirts like this one and as you must surely know, Scott and John Glenn were the best of friends. This shirt is as "space related" as it gets, honoring John Glenn's two flights (Mercury/Shuttle). It's a size large and made of 100% cotton.

#Carpenter: John Glenn signed T-Shirt
 $195

This canvas tote bag with handles honoring John Glenn's Mercury/STS flights.  This one has been hand signed by John Glenn with black sharpie.  He writes, "To Patty and Scott - with best regards always!....John Glenn...5/1/04". Scott and John Glenn were best buds making this cool piece of memorabilia dedicated by one Mercury Astronaut to another, quite desirable.   It measures 18"x18" plus handles and is made of a canvas like material. 

#Carpenter: John Glenn signed canvas bag
 $295

Scott Carpenter autographed T-Shirt

This T-Shirt owned by Scott shows little if any wear.  With some of these T-Shirts it's really tough to tell but it's in great shape. Scott has hand signed it in black sharpie.  It's a size xtra large and made of 100% cotton. 

#Carpenter: Costa Rica T-Shirt
 $60

Scott Carpenter autographed T-Shirt

This T-Shirt owned by Scott has may well be unworn given it's pristine condition.  Scott has hand signed it in black sharpie.  It's a size large and made of 100% cotton. 

#Carpenter: Thalian T-Shirt
 $60

Scott Carpenter autographed T-Shirt

This T-Shirt owned by Scott has may well be unworn given it's pristine condition.  Scott has hand signed it in black sharpie.  It's a size large and made of 100% cotton. 

#Carpenter: Constellation T-Shirt
 $65

Scott Carpenter autographed T-Shirt

This T-Shirt owned by Scott has been well worn.  As seen, it has been hand signed in black sharpie. I'm not sure what AAR stands for but seems like Scott enjoyed wearing this one !.  I'm assuming it's at least a size large and made of 100% cotton despite the tag missing tag. 

#Carpenter: AAR T-Shirt
 $60

Carpenter Aurora 7 autographed shirt

This Aurora 7 shirt owned by Scott Carpenter appears to be unworn.  It's a size large and made of 100% cotton.   

#Carpenter: Carpenter Aurora 7 Shirt
 $95

Scott Carpenter autographed T-Shirt

This T-Shirt owned by Scott appears to be unworn.  It honors Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder, CO. It's a size medium and made of 100% cotton.   

#Carpenter: Carpenter Park T-Shirt
 $65

Scott Carpenter autographed T-Shirt

This T-Shirt owned by Scott has clearly been worn by virtue of some stain spots on the back here and there that could have been from a household project of some sort.  It's hand signed in bold black sharpie.  This is an XL, made of 100% cotton. 

#Carpenter: Sea to the Stars T-Shirt
 $60

 

 

 

Carpenter Boy Scout T-Shirt hand signed

This T-Shirt produced for the 2005 National Scout Jamboree is not only hand signed by Scott Carpenter but the reverse is signed by who I assume are many individuals associated with that event.  Very cool and in great condition. Scott had a deep connection to the Scouts and supported them in many ways over a period of years. This is an XL, made of 100% cotton.

 

 

 

 #Carpenter: Scout Jamboree
$50

Scott Carpenter hand signed T-Shirt Scott Carpenter hand signed T-Shirt

This T-Shirt while owned by Scott looks barely worn. It's hand signed in bold black sharpie on the front.  Being a Colorado boy, this surely held special significance to Scott.  This is an size L, and made of 100% cotton. 

#Carpenter: Colorado T-Shirt
 $60

Scott Carpenter autographed shirt Scott Carpenter autographed shirt

This Man In The Sea Program shirt appears to be unworn. It's hand signed in bold black sharpie on the front. Scott was not only committed to the Man In The Sea Program but exceptionally pround of his contributions to it's success and for good reason. This is an size L and made of a Poly/Cotton blend. 

#Carpenter: Man In Sea Shirt
 $85

Scott Carpenter autographed T-Shirt Scott Carpenter autographed T-Shirt

This T-Shirt of Scott's shows minor signs of wear.  It commemorates the 30th anniversary, "Celebrating the First Connection Between Sea and Space". Scott has hand signed it on the back with black sharpie.  It's a size large and made of 100% cotton. 

#Carpenter: 30th Anniversary T-Shirt
 $80

Scott Carpenter autographed T-Shirt   Watch for description

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter Aurora 7 Flag

VERY large 4' x 8" flag or banner (could be used either way).  Has grommets for hanging on one side as you can see in the photo.  Made of very heavy material, (nylon I suspect) but double thickness so that the same pattern on both sides.

Unfortunately, I can't offer any real history on this item but you can imagine it was used for one or more special events honoring Scott's Aurora 7 acheivement.  Could be flown or hung in a "man cave" as a visual highlight for anyone's space collection. Rare, in beautiful condition and from the astronaut's personal collection.

#Carpenter: Aurora 7 Flag/Banner
 $ASK

 

 

Scott Carpenter Aurora 7 Banner

This substantial 33"x35" weather proof banner was clearly used to honor Scott Carpenter for some event related to his Aurora 7 flight.  I have no other history besides that.  It's weather proof and grommeted for hanging indoors or out.  Rare, in beautiful condition and from the astronaut's personal collection. 

#Carpenter: Aurora 7 Flag/Banner (b)
 $ASK

Scott Carpenter hand signed scarf

Offered here is a scarf made to honor the Project Mercury Program.  As you can see it shows both the emblem for the 45th Operations Support Squadron as well as mentioning "Mercury and Beyond".  The 45th Operations Support Squadron worked closely with NASA in a support capacity for our space program including Project Mercury. 

 

This scarf measures 48"x6" and is manufactured by "Rama World...for the best CREWS in the world"  It is authentically hand signed in black sharpie by Scott Carpenter from who's collection this comes.   

 

#Carpenter: Project Mercury Scarf
 $ASK

 

 

 

Project Mercury: Report of Capsule Coordination
Group Meeting - August 14, 1959

This is a report of the Capsule Coordination Group Meeting of August 14th 1959.  This group meet weekly at Langley Field, VA.  It discusses the progress since their last meeting and current agenda items that need to be carried forward.  This is a 6 page document and this copy comes from Scott Carpenter's personal files.  He has hand initialed the first page on the top right corner with his letter, "C".  The content of this document is fascinating and covers a number critical items pertinent to the development of the capsule itself, launch facilities and various aspects of testing as Project Mercury developed. A rarely seen look at what went on behind the scenes that lead to the great success of the Project Mercury program from the Scott Carpenter's personal archives.

#Carpenter: Capsule Coordination Group Meeting
 $165

 

 

 


Scott Carpenter's Project Mercury Capsule Flight
Operations Manual for Capsule 7 (Friendship 7)
NASA, SEDR 109 - 7,  8/15/60,

 

 

 


 

This 6x7.5", blue loose-leaf manual was issued for Capsule 7 (Friendship 7) by McDonnell Aircraft. Included in the table of contents are 'Normal Procedures', 'Emergency Procedures' and 'Trouble Shooting'. In excellent condition. Scott has hand signed his name on the title page.  It should be noted that Scott was the back-up pilot for this mission that was flown by Astronaut John Glenn. This a rare find by anyone's standards but a copy actually utilized by the back-up astronaut for that mission puts this into a category unto itself. 

 

#Carpenter - SEDR 109-7, 8/15/60
$1400

 

 

 

 

This vintage NASA Space Task Group publication has been hand signed in pencil on it's cover by Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter.  In fact, this comes from his personal collection.  This book is approximately 32 pages of text and photographs detailing the flight of Liberty Bell 7.  In outstanding condition. 

 

#Carpenter: Liberty Bell 7 Booklet Signed
 $125
 

 

 

 

 

Internal Memorandum Detailing Contingency Recovery Areas for MA-6 (Friendship 7)
Scott Carpenter's Personal Copy - Dated January 12, 1961

 

 

Carpenter Mercury Recovery Letter

 


The two 8.5" x 11" pages shown here are an origional vintage memo dated January 12, 1961 from Carl R. Huss, Retrofire Controller to Chris Craft.  As you can read it concerns the Location of the contingency recovery areas for MA-6 flight of John Glenn for which Scott Carpenter was the back up pilot.  This memorandum covered the contingency recovery locations should they become needed during orbits 4 - 18. 

 

This is Scott Carpenter's personal copy and he has initialed on the top right with his typical "C" as you can see in the scan. Again, I can over over state how rare these internal vintage Mercury documents are.  In wonderful condition.   

 

#Carpenter - MA-6 Contingency Recovery Areas
$150

 

 

 


Memorandum "Scolding" the Mercury 7 from Dr. Bob Voas
 Re: the lack of time spent in Mercury trainers - March 27, 1961

This very vintage memorandum written to the Mercury Astronauts by Dr. Robert Voas, Training Officer on March 27, 1961.  Voas expresses his grave concern over the astronauts not putting in enough hours working inside the Mercury Trainers. His concerns extend to several levels and rather than not doing the content of this amazing memorandum justice, have scanned it so that you can see for yourself. I can’t say enough about this document. I’ve never seen anything like it before. Perhaps the Mercury 7’s schedules were spreading them so thin that there were not enough hours in the day to spend adequate time in the trainers. Dr. Voas even offers his services to get involved in any way possible to take measures that would free up the astronauts so that they would have more time for training activity. It is hand signed by Dr. Voas himself.

Not priced for the squeamish but this is unquestionably one of the most interesting and unique hand signed early Mercury era memorandums you are ever likely to come across. 

 

 #Carpenter: Dr. Voas Trainers
$795

 

 


Memorandum: Engineering Debriefing Plan for MA-7 - May 2, 1962 


Cover page #1


Cover page #2



Sample page from "Flight Operations" debriefing

 


sample page from "General Flight Activities and Information" debriefing

This very vintage memorandum written by Harold Johnson, Head, MA-7 Debriefing Team dated May 2, 1962 describes in full detail all aspects of the engineering debriefing of Scott Carpenter after what they hoped would be the successful conclusion of his Aurora 7 Flight.To that end, it is broken down into four components: A. Shipboard self-debriefing of the Astronaut, B. Flight operations debriefing, C. General flight activities and information debriefing and D. Specific scientific experiment and detailed observation debriefing.

The balance of this 24 page document details every question exactly as they would be asked by the engineers in each of the above areas in order to fully and accurately debrief Astronaut Carpenter.

My guess is that an original vintage document such as this has seldom if ever surfaced for sale to the general public. It offers a great look into the many aspects of a Mercury mission that project engineers would need to assess in order to determine the mission's effectiveness and for application to benefit those flights that would follow. It’s a fascinating inside look at the flight of MA-7 from an engineer’s perspective.

 

#Carpenter - MA-7 Debriefing
$425


 

Space Task Group: Travel Request and Authorization
for Astronaut Scott Carpenter : October 30, 1961

 

This Space Task Group Travel Voucher shown here was submitted and signed by Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter and is for travel between 10/30 and 11/6/61 for purposes of "To participate in capsule and booster checkout".  As indicated he was attached to the "Astronaut Training Office" at that time.

This document is hand signed by Carpenter in his vintage style.  Seldom does one have an opportunity to obtain actual working documents containing a pioneer astronaut's authentic  vintage style signature. particularly from the early days of the Project Mercury program.

 

#Carpenter. Travel Voucher 1
 $225
 

 

 

 

Results Of The First Manned Orbital Space Flight - February 20, 1962
NASA, 1962, 204 pages

 

This is the quintessential summary of the Mercury mission of Astroaut John Glenn hand signed in pencil on it's cover by back-up pilot Astronaut Scott Carpenter.  It is in great condition and comes from Scott's own mission files.  

 

#Carpenter First Orbital Results
 $175
 

 

 

Letter to Scott Carpenter from Deke Slayton re: Destruction
of Historic Launch Complexes - August 25, 1976

Letter to Scott Carpenter from Deke Slayton dated August 25, 1976. Deke is referencing a letter he recently received (also included with this lot) and expressing great concern that the Mercury and Gemini launch complexes at the Cape were being ordered for destruction due to a lack of funds to maintain them . Deke is upset and objects to these historic sites being raised.  In this letter he is passing the word on to Scott with hopes of soliciting his support. It is hand signed, “Deke”. Great content. 
 

#Carpenter. Slayton Letter
 $225 SOLD


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Scott Carpenter - Liberty Bell 7 Lucite

 

FLOWN Liberty Bell 7 Washer Lucite Presentation
produced by the Kansas Cosmosphere, 1999

(from the personal collection of Scott Carpenter)

 

Mercury-Redstone 4 (Liberty Bell 7) Flown Component from the Recovered Spacecraft in Lucite Display. A handsome display of 5.25" x 4.25" x 1.75" containing a washer removed from the capsule along with a photo and explanatory text. Gus Grissom was the pilot of this sub-orbital mission, America's second-ever spaceflight, and barely escaped from the capsule as it floated in the Atlantic Ocean after a hatch exploded prematurely. He was rescued, but Liberty Bell 7 sank into the ocean. Near the thirty-eighth anniversary of the flight, a recovery team financed by the Discovery Channel pulled the capsule off the floor of the Atlantic; it was taken to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas for a painstaking restoration. This particular washer was not reinstalled because of the corroded condition of the component to which it was originally attached. These souvenir displays were sold to raise money toward the restoration and exhibition costs and includes a printed Certificate of Authenticity from the Cosmosphere and its original box.

 

#Carpenter - Liberty Bell 7 Lucite
$795

 

 

 

 

40th Anniversary of Americans in Orbit Medallion -

hand signed by Glenn, Carpenter, Schirra and Cooper
 

 

This medallion was issued by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Americans In Orbit.  It contains medal from  Mercury Atlas launch pad 14 from where John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper were launched. 

All four of these astronauts have boldly hand signed the sleeve this medallion is contained within.  This was NOT a part of some limited edition but rather a result of the astronauts signing a few each for each other as far as I can ascertain.  This comes in a plastic 'snap" case which is not shown in the interest of getting a decent scan of the signatures.  This unique memento comes from Scott Carpenter's personal collection. 

 

#Carpenter 40th Anniversary Medallion
$425

 

 

 

 

This is the surviving piece of on of Scott Carpenter's most vintage NASA photo ID badges.  I came across this while sifting through Scott's collection and have no idea why a portion was cut off.  Still this is an important piece of space history and still contains his signature, photo, badge # and the NASA emblem.

  iWere this badge fully intact it would be marked at several times the marked price. A chance to obtain an official early NASA photo badge of a pioneer Mercury Astronaut at a most reasonable price. This unique memento comes from Scott Carpenter's personal collection. 

 

#Carpenter Early NASA Photo ID Badge
$425

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter NASA Photo ID

NASA photo ID issued to and used by Scott Carpenter.  Lamination is in outstanding condition and information on back has Carpenter's printed name as well as badge number.  Comes directly from the Carpenter Family Collection.  This badge has never been previously offered for sale.

#Carpenter: NASA (Worm) Photo ID
 $SOLD

 

 

Scott Carpenter NASA photo ID

NASA photo ID issued to and used by Scott Carpenter.  Card is made of heavy credit card material with magentic strip on back.  Small clipped corner on top right which you can see in the scan.  Card is slightly soiled but should be easily cleanable if new owner so chooses.

#Carpenter:NASA (Meatball) Photo ID
 $225

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter JSC photo ID

NASA - JSC photo ID issued to and used by Scott Carpenter with expiration date of 10/21/2011. Card is made of heavy credit card material.  Outstanding condition.   program from the Scott Carpenter's personal archives.

#Carpenter: JSC Photo ID
 $225

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter Master Diver photo ID

This most interesting card is Scott Carpenter's Scuba Schools International - Master Diver Certification.  THe lamanation is in outstanding conditon.  Reverse side says "Master Diver" - Scuba Schools International".  Diving was a very important of Carpenter's life both on and off the job makikng this card especially significant. 

#Carpenter: Master Diver
 $125

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter's Driver's License for the Cook Islands expriing in March of 1994. Indicates on reverse that he was rated for driving Motorcycles, Cars or Light Trade Vehicles.  Is in outstanding condition.   

#Carpenter: Cook Island Driver's License
 $135

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter's State of Colorado Drivers License issued 2000. Any sort of photo ID carried by an astronaut is highly sought after and this was kept close to Scott for as long as it was valid.  In very good condition though hole punched I assume following it's expiration.

#Carpenter: Colorado Driver's License
 $250

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter's California Driver's License expiring in May 1979.  The back indicates that he may also drive a two wheel vehicle (motorcycle).  Shows signs of having been carried in Scott's wallet as you would imagine.  Astronaut driver's licenses are quite desirable and sought after.

 

 #Carpenter: California Driver's Lic (1979)
$250

 

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter's California Driver's License expiring in May 1971.  The back is stamped November 20, 1968 with the California State Seal.  Scott's revised address is shown on this license. Astronaut driver's licenses are quite desirable and sought after. This is the oldest Driver's License of Scott's I currently have for sale.

 

 #Carpenter: California Driver's Lic (1971)
$275

 

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter was a founding member of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and worked with them continously over the years.  This is Scott's name tag as you can see in the scan.  It's a heavy weight metal tag with a magnetic clasp on it's reverse.  Scott wore this nameplate many times over the years and he has hand signed in black sharpie on the ribbon.. 

#Carpenter: ASF Autographed Name Plate
 $125

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter's Passport used 1986 - 1995
 

 

 

 

 

This US Government Passport was issued to Scott Carpenter on Jan 13, 1986 and cancelled August 1, 1996.  It carries his photo and is hand signed using his full given name as you can see in the scan along with being loaded with stamps from his extensive traveling schedule. Astronaut passports are quite in demand these days and this belonging to one of the Mercury 7 is especially desirable. 

 

#Carpenter - Passport
$725

 

 

 

 

 

"Key To The City" Buffalo, NY - Awarded to Scott
Carpenter following his Successful Aurora 7 Mission

 

The "Key To The City" shown here was presented to Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter following his Aurora 7 mission.  It is engraved with the name of the City of  Buffalo, NY -  Frank A. Sedita Mayor. Presenting one with such an award is considered a great honor. 

 

#Carpenter: Key to the City of Buffalo, NY
$225


 

 

 

 

"Key To The City" Danville, KY - Awarded to Scott
Carpenter following his Successful Aurora 7 Mission

Carpenter Danville, KY Key

The "Key To The City" shown here was presented to Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter following his Aurora 7 mission.  It is engraved with the name of the City of Danville, KY as you can see in the scan.  Presenting one with such an award is considered a great honor. 

 

#Carpenter: Key to the City Danville, KY
$195

 

 

 

 

"Key To The City" Winston-Salem, NC - Awarded
 to Scott Carpenter on Sept. 27, 2007

 

The "Key To The City" shown here was presented to Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter following his Aurora 7 mission.  It is engraved with the name of the City of Winston Salem, NC.  It was presented to Scott on September 27, 2007. 

 

#Carpenter: Key to the City of Winston - Salem, NC
$195


 

 

County of Nassau New York - Science Museum of Long Island
Certificate of Recognition to Scott Carpenter

This certificate of recognition issued by Nassau County, County Executive Thomas S. Gulotta on May 5, 2000, names Carpenter as an official honoree on the occasion of their 2000 Long Beach Science Museum Gala. Was removed from it's origional frame but still in the matt as issued. 

#Carpenter: Long Island Science Museum Certificate
 $85

 

 

 

 

City of Sarasota presentation from Mote Marine Laboratory to Scott Carpenter
February 13, 1995

This plaque presented by the City of Sarasota to Scott Carpenter is in appreciation for his support of the Mote Marine Laboratory. Check it out on Google as it's a most interesting organization. It was presented to him on February 13 1995 which was also the occasion of their being in existance for 40 years. Some scratching to the engraved plate as you can see in the scan. Measures 9" x 12".

#Carpenter: Mote Marine Laboratory
 $125

 

 

 

 

Presented Scott Carpenter on 50th Anniversary of Explorer 1

Scott Carpenter Explorer 1 Plaque

This presentation awarded to Scott Carpenter for his attendance and participation at the 50th anniversary commemoration of Explorer 1.  Excuse the glare but this was difficult to photograph given the plexi-glass overlay.  Measures 10" x 13". 

#Carpenter: Mote Marine Laboratory
 $125

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Pit Pass and Watkins Glenn Garage Permit
 hand signed TWICE by Scott Carpenter

Offered here is a very cool Scott Carpenter NASCAR signed item.  Actually it's signed twice.  As you can see this is Scott's Pit Pass on on side and his Watkins Glenn International Garage pass on the other.  Both have been signed as you can see.  Scott was a huge racing fan and his accociation with sports cars, cars in general and racing is well documented.  Measures a substantial 8.5" x 4.25".  Perfect for a space/racing fan. ury era memorandums you are ever likely to come across. 

 

 #Carpenter: NASCAR Pit Pass
$60

 

 

 

 

The Felissimo Tribute 21 Plate project began in 1996 with the desire to make the dreams of children around the world come true. The plates feature designs and messages by celebrities and influential people from all
walks of life, carrying wishes and inspirations for future generations.

The plate offered here was commissioned by the ASE (Association of Space Explorers) on the occasion of their 18th Planetary Congress in 2003 hosted by Japan.  This beautiful plate is hand signed on it's box by Scott Carpenter as you can see in the scan.

 

#Carpenter: Project Felissimo
$75
 

This is Scott Carpenter's KSC VIP Badge used during the KSC 2010 Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.  Scott would have worn this all weekend during activities asscoiated with this event.  As you can see in the scan he has boldly hand signed this badge in black sharpie.  Very nice and in great condition. 

#Carpenter - AHOF 2010 Induction Badge
$65

This is Scott Carpenter's SpaceFest VIP Badge.  It was worn by Scott throughout the activities asscoiated with this event.  It is not dated so not sure exactly which year this was used but as you can see, Scott has boldly hand signed this badge itself in black sharpie.  Quite nice.

#Carpenter - SpaceFest VIP Badge
$65

This wallet card is exceptionally cool.  The back story is that Scott LOVED his breakfast at McDonald's.  My understanding is that whenever he could he was quite a regular.  THIS is his Golden Arches Club Membership Card good at a location in Houston, TX that I assume was one that Scott frequented when he was there.  Scott has hand signed the front as you can see in the scan.  As much as he was considered a superhero to much of the world, he was just as human as the rest of us and loved his breakfast at McDonald's !!!

#Carpenter - McDonalds Wallet Card
$85

This is Scott Carpenter's NRA Membership Card.  Scott was a Colorado boy through and through.  He was a hunter, a fisherman and an all around outdoors sportsman.  This card isn't signed by Scott but does have his name imprinted onto the front.  Excellent condition. 

#Carpenter - NRA Membership Card
$50

This is Scott Carpenter's Vail Colorado Beaver Creek ID wallet card.  It is twice signed under the lamination.  A wonder photo ID with both his vintage signature and his typical "Scott Carpenter".  Very nice and in great condition. 

#Carpenter - Beaver Creek Photo ID
$95

 

This is Scott Carpenter's NASE Lifetime Open Wather Instructor Certification Card.  It is a photo ID with his name imprinted but has no place for an actual signature.  As you probably know Scott was as much at home in the water as he was in space and was just a famous for his under the sea exploits following retirement from NASA.  Excellent condition.

#Carpenter - NASE Lifetime Open Water Instructor's Card
$50

This is Scott Carpenter's Maxon photo ID.  Maxon was a Truck Distribution Corporation that Scott was somehow associated with.  No signature on this badge but it IS a photo ID and priced accordingly.  Great shape. 

#Carpenter - MAXON Photo ID Card
$25

Scott Carpenter's California Hunting License from 1983.  It's filled out in Scott's hand and hand signed M. Scott Carpenter.  This card would have been carried by Scott whenever hunting and does in fact show some sign of that sort of wear.  Very nice authentic signature and a significant amount of writting in Scott's own hand. 

#Carpenter - California Hunting License

$110

 

 

 

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Project Mercury Monument Dedication Hat - hand
signed by EIGHT including 5 Mercury Astronauts!!!
May 12, 1995

 

 

 

 

 

This hat, a personal memento belonging to Scott Carpenter was obtained at the May 12th, 1995 dedication of the Project Mercury Monument in Titusville, FL.  It has been authentically hand signed by eight of the attendees from that day including Alan Shepard who has signed twice!  They are as follows:

 

All surviving Mercury Astronauts at that time: John Glenn , Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper

Calvin Fowler - pushed the button to launch Carpenter, Schirra and Cooper, the last three manned Atlas launches becoming the person who has launched more men into space than any other man in the free world !

Bill Douglas - personal physician for the Mercury Astronauts

Bill Dana - aka. Jose Jimenez (the 8th Mercury Astronaut out of 7)

 

The hat is in "as new" condition as you can see in the scan.  This wonderful memento from Scott Carpenter himself would make a great addition to any serious collection.  
 

#Carpenter - Monument Dedication Hat
$650


 

U.S. Space Walk of Fame Hat - hand signed by Scott Carpenter

 

 

 

This U.S. Space Walk of Fame baseball style hat has been hand signed in bold sharpie on it's bill by Scott Carpenter.  It is unworn and in perfect condition as you can see in the scan.  It has the Project Mercury emblem embroidered in it's front in gold.  Very nice!

 

!#Carpenter U.S. Space Walk of Fame Hat

$165

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

This magnificant award was presented to Scott Carpenter as honoree at the Science Museum of Long Island Gala on May 5, 2000.  I've seen some impressive awards in my work with the many astronauts represented on this site but not many as beautifully produed as this one.  It stands 15.5" high with a base measuring 8" in diameter. 

 

The plaque reads:

 

Science Museum of Long Island

Gala 2000 Honoree

Presented to

CDR. Scott Carpenter

May 5, 2000

 

This elegant and uniquly designed presentation was proudly displayed in Scott Carpenter's Vail, CO home from the time it was received until August of 2014. This would make a beautiful centerpiece in any serious space memorabilia collection.

 

 

#Carpenter - Science Museum of Long Island Trophy
$675

 

 

 

 

Carpenter Boy Scout Trophy

This award to Scott Carpenter's by the Boy Scouts of America stands 11' tall.

 

The affixed plaque reads:

 

In Grateful Appreciation 

Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter

For His Splendid Example To Youth

Boy Scouts of America

 

Scott had a close and longstanding relationship with the Scouts.  Though it is not dated, from the time it was received until being given to Farthest Reaches LLC for it's sale, this award was displayed on a bookshelf in the Carpenter family home in Vail, CO.  He was quite proud of this award.  Beautifully produced.

 

#Carpenter: Boy Scouts
$425
 

 

 

 

 

This Norman Rockwell collectible plate by Gorham is from their Boy Scout Collection and is called, "Beyond the Easel"  It is fine quality porcelain and a limited edition (#2709/17500)

This plate in frame was presented to Scott Carpenter in 1982 where he was the Explorer Recognition Dinner EMCEE.  Scott was a staunch supporter of the Scouting Program and took pride in this award. The plate itself measures 10.5" across and is in perfect condition.

 

#Carpenter Rockwell Plate

$225

 

Scott Carpenter's 1943 Boulder High School Senior Notebook

from the Carpenter Family Collection

This is almost too cool to be true.  Farthest Reaches is offering Scott Carpenter's Boulder, CO High School senior year 3 ring binder.  The cover of this binder is LOADED with writing as you'd typically expect to see on a teenagers school notebook.  This teenager however would become one of America's great heros for his exploits as a pioneer Astronaut as well as a Naval Diver. 

 

As you can see on the first image, Scott has himself written his name on the front of this admittedly well worn binder.  No doubt as a highschool teenager this was used and abused but what stories it could tell if it could talk!  It's amazing it has even survived over all of these years.  One name on this notebook has 5/21/43 under it.  You can see that name and date on the second image.  Using that as a basis, Scott would have been 18 years old.  The fact that Scott held on to this for all these years tells you what great sentimental value it must have held for him.

 

Folks, you could look for years and never come across this sort of item with such an imtimate, personal  association to a yet to be pioneer Mercury Astronaut.  It's not for everyone and it's not inexpensive but for the right person who loves and appreciates the esoteric value and absolute uniqueness of this 73 year old treasure (like myself), it would be an amazing addition to your collection not to mention a wonderful conversation piece.

 

Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches LLC.

 

#Carpenter Senior High School Notebook

$350

 

 

Challenge Coins from the personal collection of Astronaut Scott Carpenter

What IS a Challenge Coin ?  A Challenge Coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization.

 

These four Challenge Coins were presented to Scott Carpenter throughout his travels.  He kept them in his personal collection until being offered here through Farthest Reaches.  They are from: the 21st Secretary of the US Air Force, Florida Highway Patrol, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, CA.

 

Challenge Coins are highly collectable and those coming from the personal collection of an original Mercury Astronaut are even more desirable.

 

#Carpenter: Challenge Coins (A)
$135
 


 

Challenge Coins from the personal collection of Astronaut Scott Carpenter

These four Challenge Coins were presented to Scott Carpenter throughout his travels.  He kept them in his personal collection until being offered here through Farthest Reaches.  They are from:  the Office of the Governor: US Space & Rocket Center, Joint Force HQ Ohio, Society of US Naval Flight Surgeons and US Navy, Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving.

 

Challenge Coins are highly collectable and those coming from the personal collection of an original Mercury Astronaut are even more desirable.

 

#Carpenter: Challenge Coins (B)
$135
 

 

 

Eisenhower Medical Center Galaxy Gala - Lucite
Presentation -
"God Speed John Glenn" - March 13, 1999

 

This Lucite display was presented to Scott Carpenter as an attendee at the Eisenhower Medical Center Galaxy Gala on March 13, 1999. Carpenter and Glenn were the best of friends so this was a particularly meaningful memento to Scott.  It reads:

Friendship 7
February 20, 1962

Discovery/STS 95
October 29, 1998

"God Speed John Glenn"

Eisenhower Medical Center
Galaxy Gala
March 13, 1999

 

This Lucite block is a beautiful presentation and measures 3" x 4" and as you can see, the box is hand signed by Scott Carpenter himself.

 

 #Carpenter: John Glenn Lucite
$295


 

Colorado honors one of it's own - "Wings Over the Rockies" Medal

This medal was presented to Scott Carpenter by the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum honoring him as a Colorado Astronaut.  This medal was particularly meaningful for Scott given his heritage.  He has hand signed the ribbon as you can see in the scan.  The medal measures 2.5" in diameter.  A very special award for one of Colorado's own.

 

#Carpenter: Wings Over the Rockies
$450


 

"Kibo" desk display presented to Scott Carpenter by
NASDA (National Space Development Agency of Japan)

 

 

 

"Kibo" is a Japanese science module for the International Space Station (ISS) developed by JAXA. It is the largest single ISS module. The first two pieces of the module were launched on Space Shuttle missions STS-123 and STS-124. The third and final components were launched on STS-127.

 

This gift to Scott Carpenter is a desk display commemorating the "Kibo" Japanese Experiment Module. The box itself is signed by Carpenter as you can see in the scan.  This is a beautiful presentation.  It measures almost 3.5" long x 1" high.

 

#Carpenter - Kibo
$ASK

 

 

 

 

Process Order

 

 

 

Wenoka Commemorative Diving Knife - Man In The Sea - Sealab LL 1965 - 1985

from the personal collection of Scott Carpenter
 

 

Man In The Sea Commemorative Randall Knife

 

Man In The Sea Randall Knife

Wenoka Commemorative Diving Knife - Man in the Sea - Sealab II 1965-1985"

Made in JAPAN w/ 440-A Stainless Steel

Serial Number 1942

Includes Wooden Box. Blade never used.

OVERALL LENGTH 13"
BLADE LENGTH 7.5"

 

 

This presented to Scott Carpenter was particularly fitting in that it was produced by Wenoka to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the "Man In The Sea" (August 1965 - 1985) program.  Scott was an Sealab ll Aquanaut, spending a record 30 days in the underwater habitat at depth of 62 meters (203.4 feet) in the La Jolla Canyon off the coast of California. 

 

Scott was quite a knife collector being the outsdoorsman he was and this knife was maintained in his personal collection from when he received it until being offered for sale here. 

 

 

#Carpenter - Man In The Sea Knife
$650

 

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter hand signed Sealab photo

This photo mounted on foam core is of Scott Carpenter's Sealab team and his hand signed in bold black sharpie by Carpenter just under his image.  This hung in Scott's home for quite a number of years until being offered for sale through his family following his passing.

#Carpenter: Sealab Crew
 $85

 

 

Scott Carpenter's Explorer's Club Membership Card and Patron Medal

 

Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by it's members.

 

This is Scott Carpenter's Explorers Club Membership issued for the year 2000.  It is accompanied by his Patron Medallion as you can see in the scan.  The ribbon of the medallion is hand signed by Scott as well as the card itself.  This is a great pairing of mementos from one of the foremost clubs in the world dedicated to the exploration at it's finest. 

 

#Carpenter: Explorers Club
 $850
 

 

 

 

 

Scott Carpenter Autographed Postal Covers

 

Scott Carpenter NASA Local Post cancelled 2/20/80 at Cape Canaveral, FL and hand signed by Scott Carpenter. Very nice.

 

#Carpenter - Mercury Cover #2

$60

Scott Carpenter hand signed event cover with cachet showing John Glenn and Scott Carpenter.  Twice cancelled at Port Canaveral on 2/20/62 (Glenn;s launch) and 5/24/62 (Carpenter's launch).  Glenn could be added

 

#Carpenter - Mercury Cover #3

$95

Scott Carpenter hand signed event cover honoring the 25th anniversary of his launch. Cancelled at Cape Canaveral, FL on 5/24/87.

 

#Carpenter - Mercury Cover #4
$75

Scott Carpenter hand signed cover commemorating the launch of Aurora 7.  Cancelled at Port Canaveral, FL on launch day of 5/24/62.

 

#Carpenter - Mercury Cover #6

$80

 

Scott Carpenter hand signed event cover marking the 10th anniversary of launch of Aurora 7.  Cancelled at Port Canaveral, FL on 5/24/72.

#Carpenter - Mercury Cover #7

$65


Scott Carpenter hand signed first day cover for Project Mercury stamp.  Cancelled 2/20/62 (day of John Glenn's launch) at Cape Canaveral, FL.

#Carpenter - Mercury Cover #8

$75