History of American Spaceflight

Mercury Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter studies the flight operations of the Mercury capsule he will pilot on three orbits around the earth after launching from Cape Canaveral now planned for May 17. This is part of training procedures now being carried out at Hanger S at Cape Canaveral, May 10, 1962. (AP Photo)

July 28, 2012 3:43 pm  • 

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Tales from the Morgue is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library - also known as News and Research Services - for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com.

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