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Deke Slayton

Deke Slayton

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 03/01/1924
  • Date of Death: 06/13/1993
  • First Flight: 07/15/1975
  • Last Flight: 07/15/1975


Deke Slayton, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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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