Donald K. Slayton
Donald Kent Slayton
March 1, 1924
Sparta, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Died||June 13, 1993 (aged 69)|
League City, Texas, U.S.
|Other names||Deke Slayton|
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota, B.S. 1949|
James H. Doolittle Award
|Bomber pilot, test pilot|
Time in space
|9d 01h 28m|
|Selection||1959 NASA Group 1|
|Missions||Apollo–Soyuz Test Project|
|Retirement||February 27, 1982|
Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton (March 1, 1924 – June 13, 1993) was a United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, and test pilot who was selected as one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts. He went on to become NASA's first Chief of the Astronaut Office and Director of Flight Crew Operations.
References[change | change source]
- Wilford, John Noble (June 14, 1993). "Donald Slayton Dies at 69; Was One of First Astronauts". The New York Times. p. B9. Retrieved April 8, 2019.