Donald Keat Slayton
Born: 1 March 1924, Sparta, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 13 June 1993 (Complications from brain tumor)
Group: NASA Group 1 (2 April 1959)
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Deke was one of the original seven Mercury astronauts. He was removed from flight status in August of 1959 due to a previously undetected heart condition. A review of his condition resulted in his return to flight status in March 1972.