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Deke Slayton

Deke Slayton

Status: Deceased
3/1/1924 – 6/13/1993
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/15/1975
Last Flight: 7/15/1975

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.

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