Honors and Awards
- Navy Astronaut Wings
- Navy's Legion of Merit
- Distinguished Flying Cross
- NASA Distinguished Service Medal
- University of Colorado Recognition Medal
- Collier Trophy
- New York City Gold Medal of Honor
- Elisha Kent Kane Medal
- Ustica Gold Trident
- Boy Scouts of America Silver Buffalo Award.
In 1962, Boulder community leaders dedicated Scott Carpenter Park and Pool in honor of native son turned Mercury astronaut. The Aurora 7 Elementary School, also in Boulder, was named for Carpenter's spacecraft.
Scott Carpenter Middle School in Westminster, Colorado was named in his honor, as was M. Scott Carpenter Elementary School in Old Bridge, New Jersey.
The Scott Carpenter Space Analog Station was placed on the ocean floor in 1997 and 1998. It was named in honor of his SEALAB work in the 1960s.
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