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Donald Keat Slayton

Donald Slayton

Born: 1 March 1924, Sparta, Wisconsin, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 13 June 1993 (Complications from brain tumor)

Group: NASA Group 1 (2 April 1959)

Status: Deceased


FAI Flights:
15 July 1975
9 days, 1 hours, 28 minutes, 24 seconds

  BS (Aeronautical Engineering), University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, 1949

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.


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