Astronaut Scott Carpenter Boulder Colorado Legend

Boulder Colorado local, Astronaut Scott Carpenter grew up right here in Boulder and was one of the very early pioneers of space.

He lived in Boulder at a now historic home at 7th & Aurora up in Boulder’s University Hill neighborhood.

Carpenter was raised by his maternal grandparents after his mother became ill with tuberculosis and his parents split up. Carpenter reportedly loved climbing the Flatirons, and pastured a horse named Lady Luck, at the base of Flagstaff Mountain near their home.

In fact he’s much more of a legend that many of us current residents may realize. 

Call, text, or email me today! …I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

He was recognized in many ways by the city of Boulder, including a park named in his honor at 30th & Arapahoe Avenue which includes a children’s playground with a rocket in it, a city pool, baseball fields, a fire station and a skate park.

The park is also a popular location for sledding in the winter when the snow flies here in Boulder, although it rarely lasts so you have to be quick if you want good sledding around here!

Carpenter Named his Mercury Spacecraft the Aurora 7 (presumably honoring his boyhood home in Boulder) in 1962, and a local elementary school, Boulder’s Aurora 7 Elementary took its name from Carpenter’s Mercury Space Capsule.

Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

 

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