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Kris Stoever

Kris Stoever


One of the original seven Mercury astronauts, Carpenter grew up in the 1930s in Boulder, Colorado, roaming the Front Range on foot, horseback, and skis. As his daughter, Kris Stoever, explains, the freedom fueled an exploratory spirit that eventually took him to space.

Kris Stoever
Nov 1, 2013