Scott Carpenter’s Society of Experimental Test Pilots Iven C. Kincheloe Award presented to Carpenter at the Seventh Annual Awards Banquet in Santa Monica, California, on September 28, 1963. The circular award, measuring 4″ in diameter and 1.75″ in height, bears a raised “X” on the top encircled with the name of the award, and the side of the award is engraved with the recipient’s name, “LCDR. M. Scott Carpenter, USN, 1963.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a hardcover copy of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots: History of the First 20 Years, as well as a letter of authenticity from Farthest Reaches. The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is an international organization that seeks to promote air safety and contributes to aeronautical advancement by promoting sound aeronautical design and development. Carpenter jointly received this award, named after storied American test pilot and fighter ace Iven Kincheloe, with the other six members of the Mercury Seven. A rare and highly prized accolade bestowed to the pilot of the Aurora 7.
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