Deke Slayton


Born: 3/1/1924 in Sparta, Wisconson, USA
Died: 6/13/1993
Age: 69
Cause of death: brain tumor

Full name: Donald Kent Slayton
Noted For: One of the original seven Mercury astronauts; did not fly in Mercury, Gemini, or Apollo programs for health reasons; as Director of Flight Crew Operations, made the crew assignments for the Gemeni and Apollo missions; restored to flight status (1972), commanded the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission (1975).

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