My father named me after this man(Scott Carpenter). He had the opportunity to work with him during the development of Project Redstone/Mercury. I missed the opportunity to meet him several times during my own time at NASA. It was said he could drink his weight in beer and could make an entire room smile even when he was clearly in extreme danger. He has always been one of my heroes and he seems to pop into my mind every time I see a picture of my dad(which has been often lately).