Hats off

First, in celebration of Peter Higgs and his overdue and well-deserved Nobel Prize in Physics, shared with François Englert.

Second, in memory of Mercury 7 alumnus Scott Carpenter, who passed away this week aged 88, leaving John Glenn as the last living member of that group. Carpenter never flew again after his Mercury flight, later teaming up with both the Navy’s SEALAB project, and with Jacques Cousteau to study the ocean, making him both an astronaut and an aquanaut.

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