Hace 6 días · Deke Slayton was grounded in 1962 due to a heart condition, but remained with NASA and was appointed senior manager of the Astronaut Office and later additionally assistant director of Flight Crew Operations at the beginning of Project Gemini.
5 de dic. de 2023 · Donald «Deke» Slayton, uno de los astronautas originales del Mercury 7 y director de operaciones de la tripulación de vuelo de la NASA, dijo que permitir que Armstrong caminara primero era un cambio de protocolo básico. «Pensé que el comandante debería ser el primero en salir», se cita a Slayton.
3 de dic. de 2023 · Deke Slayton was possibly the first NASA official to examine the spacecraft's interior. His testimony contradicted the official report concerning the position of Grissom's body. Slayton said of Grissom and White's bodies, "it is very difficult for me to determine the exact relationships of these two bodies.
Hace 4 días · Apollo 10 (May 18–26, 1969) was the fourth human spaceflight in the United States' Apollo program and the second to orbit the , the mission's operator, described it as a "dress rehearsal" for the first Apollo 11, two months later  ). It was designated an "F" , intended to test all components and procedures short of actual descent and landing.
Hace 4 días · All seven eventually flew in space, although one, Deke Slayton, did not fly a Mercury mission due to a medical disqualification, instead flying a decade later on the Apollo–Soyuz mission. The other six each flew one Mercury mission.
9 de nov. de 2023 · Cuando el director de operaciones de la tripulación de vuelo, Deke Slayton , envió pequeñas botellas de brandy de contrabando en el Apolo 8 para que los astronautas las disfrutaran como regalo...
16 de nov. de 2023 · Sitting with Roosa was astronaut Deke Slayton. Seconds after 6:31 p.m. EST, Slayton saw something odd on his monitor. It was an image from a camera pointed at Apollo 1’s circular hatch window.