Astronaut Fishes the Florida Keys

By: Terry Tomalin

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Once you have been to outer space what do you do for an encore? How about fishing the Florida Keys? That is exactly what an American space pioneer did recently, catching everything from grouper to king mackerel.

Scott Carpenter, one of two surviving members of the Mercury Seven, hit the waters off Key West recently with Saltwater Angler owner Capt. Tony Murphy. The two paired up to help raise funds for the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization established by the Mercury astronauts. The foundation's goal is to help our country maintain its leadership role in science and technology by providing scholarships for college students pursuing degrees in these fields.

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