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Deke Slayton (1924–1993)

Donald K. Slayton was one of the original Mercury project astronauts, but he was grounded by an irregular heartbeat. He was chief of the NASA astronaut office and director of flight crew operations. In 1975 he flew on the joint Apollo-Soyuz mission. He died in 1993 at his home. See full bio »


(age 69) in League City, Texas, USA

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Moon Shot Writer
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Astronaut
Spaceflight Himself


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 1994 Moon Shot (TV Movie documentary) (book)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (5 credits)
 1990 The Other Side of the Moon (Documentary)
 1985-1987 Spaceflight (TV Series documentary)
- The Territory Ahead (1987) ... Himself
- One Giant Leap (1986) ... Himself
- The Wings of Mercury (1985) ... Himself
- Thunder in the Skies (1985) ... Himself
 1985 America Undercover (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Astronaut
- UFO's: What's Going On? (1985) ... Himself - Astronaut
 1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Astronaut
- Episode #15.125 (1976) ... Himself - Astronaut
 1975 Apollo Soyuz (Documentary short)
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)
 2018 Mercury 13 (Documentary)
Himself, Mercury astronaut (as Donald K. Slayton)
 2015 Secret Space Escapes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Astronaut, Apollo-Soyuz / Himself - Astronaut
- Gasping for Air (2015) ... Himself - Astronaut, Apollo-Soyuz
- Point of No Return (2015) ... Himself - Astronaut
 2011 The Decade You Were Born: The 1970's (Documentary)
Himself - director of flight crew operations for Apollo 13 (as Donald K. Slayton)
 2008 When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Mercury and Skylab Astronaut
- Landing the Eagle (2008) ... Himself
- Mercury: Ordinary Supermen (2008) ... Himself
- Friends and Rivals (2008) ... Himself - Mercury and Skylab Astronaut
 2007 Mars Rising (TV Series documentary)
- The Human Factor (2007) ... Himself
 2006 The First Miracle: 1960 US Olympic Hockey Team (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 First on the Moon: The Untold Story (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 (Video documentary)
 1995 Apollo 13: For the Record (Documentary)
Himself - Director of Flight Crew Operations (as Donald K. Slayton)
 1994 Houston, We've Got a Problem (Documentary short)
Himself - Director of Flight Crew Operations (as Donald K. Slayton)
 1994 Moon Shot (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Astronaut
 1991 Memories of 1970-1991 (TV Series documentary)
- 1975 ... Himself
 1989 For All Mankind (Documentary)
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special)

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Donald K. Slayton


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Was a member of NASA's Mercury 7 project, introduced in April 9, 1959, only six months after the agency was established (together with Wally Schirra, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper). See more »

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