Donald Kent “Deke” Slayton

Donald Kent “Deke” Slayton

Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 13 Jun 1993 (aged 69)
League City, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered over family farm, Wisconsin
Memorial ID 11277 · View Source
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American Astronaut. One of the "Original Seven" Mercury astronauts, he was grounded in 1962 due to a minor heart fibrillation. He was later named Director of Flight Crew Operations (otherwise known as "Chief Astronaut"), selecting all astronauts for crews until 1973, when he was restored to flight status. He flew 1 mission, the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project - the first linkup in space with the then Soviet Union. He was later President of Space Services, a private rocket corporation. He helped design the "Conestoga 1", which was launched in 1983.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 26 Jul 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11277
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Kent “Deke” Slayton (1 Mar 1924–13 Jun 1993), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11277, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered over family farm, Wisconsin.