BOULDER, Colo. (November 2, 2013) Former astronaut Scott Carpenter was being remembered Saturday by friends, family and dignitaries at a funeral service in Boulder, Colo.
A public service was planned Saturday in Boulder after private family funeral.
Carpenter, who lived in Vail, Colo., died Oct. 10 at the age of 88.
He was the second American to orbit the Earth, following John Glenn, who was scheduled to speak Saturday.
Carpenter orbited the Earth three times in May 1962.
It was his only space flight.
He later became an undersea explorer and in 1965, he spent 30 days under the ocean in the Navy's SeaLab II program.
Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags lowered to half-staff in Carpenter's honor.
He is survived by his wife and six children.
His ashes will be interred at his ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colo.