|Birthname||Donald Kent Slayton|
|born on||1 March 1924 at 05:40 (= 05:40 AM )|
|Place||Sparta, Wisconsin, 43n57, 90w49|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||10°38' 18°49 Asc. 13°58'|
American astronaut who flew the Apollo 18 mission on 7/15/1975 in which the first meeting of the U.S. and U.S.S.R. took place in space. He joined the Air Force in 4/1943 as a fighter and test pilot. He was one of the original seven people chosen to fly a mission to the Moon in 4/1959, but, ironically, was the first chosen and the last to fly. A heart condition was discovered in 8/1959 that put him on hold.
Slayton became the coordinator of Astronaut Activities in 9/1962 and retired from the Air Force as a Major in 11/1963. With his health once again established as excellent, he was restored to full flight status in 3/1972 and flew the Apollo mission three years later.
One of seven kids, Slayton grew up on the family's dairy farm. He entered the USAF in 1942 and flew 56 combat missions over Europe as a B-25 pilot and seven over Japan. After WW II, he earned a B.A. in aeronautical engineering at the University of Minnesota and went to work at Boeing Aircraft. With the outbreak of war in Korea in 1951, he was recalled to duty as a fighter pilot. Eventually advanced to one of the choice roles in aviation, that of an experimental test pilot at Edwards AFB in California. In April 1959, the first seven astronauts were selected, Slayton among them. He was never comfortable with the celebrity that accompanied his position.
Slayton married Marjorie Lunney in 1955; they divorced in 1983 and he married a second time, to Bobbie Osborn in 1983. He had one son.
After resigning from NASA in 1982, he became the founder of a company, Space Services Inc., pioneering the business of launching small satellites.
Slayton died of brain cancer on 6/13/1993, League City, TX.
- associate relationship with Carpenter, Scott (born 1 May 1925)
- associate relationship with Cooper, Gordon (born 6 March 1927)
- associate relationship with Glenn, John (born 18 July 1921)
- associate relationship with Grissom, Gus (born 3 April 1926)
- associate relationship with Schirra, Walter (born 12 March 1923)
- business associate/partner relationship with Glenn, John (born 18 July 1921)
- compare to chart of Space: Mercury Seven (astronaut group) (born 9 April 1959). Notes: Member of Mercury Seven
- compare to chart of Space: NASA (born 29 July 1958)
Contemporary Sidereal Horoscopes, Gauquelin Book of American Charts
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Brain)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Brain (Cancer)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Condition)
- Family : Childhood : Family large (Seven kids)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
- Vocation : Military : Military career
- Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Flew Apollo 18 mission)
- Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (Fighter and test)
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure (One of the original seven astronauts)