Astronaut Scott Carpenter to present Tyler McCandless with $10,000 scholarship

Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter will present senior Tyler McCandless with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) during a public presentation and ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 in 22 Deike Building on Penn State's University Park campus. The award ceremony will coincide with a presentation by Carpenter during which he will share his experiences as an original Mercury 7 astronaut and what it was like to be the second American to orbit the Earth. Carpenter’s lecture will be the keynote address at a special symposium, "The Earth -- Within and Beyond."