Deke Slayton

Deke Slayton

  • 3/1/1924 - 6/13/1993
  • American - Deceased
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton, was an American World War II pilot, aeronautical engineer, and test pilot who was selected as one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and became NASA's first Chief of the Astronaut Office.