Rocket Ship Jungle Gym
Still standing! The rocket-ship jungle gym from the 1962 dedication of Scott Carpenter Park
The park was named after the heroic Boulder NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter, who in 1962 flew in Project Mercury’s second manned orbital flight, Delta 7, aboard the Aurora 7 spacecraft sitting atop a Mercury-Atlas 7 rocket.
That same year Carpenter not only inspired the name of Boulder’s Aurora 7 Elementary School, but a local Tulagis’ band changed their name to The Astronauts and became the best surf band in the country:
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