Slayton, Deke

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Slayton, Deke Gender: M
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)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°38' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°49 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 13°58'

Deke Slayton


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Glenn, John (born 18 July 1921)
  • associate relationship with Grissom, Gus (born 3 April 1926)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Glenn, John (born 18 July 1921)


  • Health : Medical diagnosis August 1959 (Heart condition discovered)
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  • Work : New Job September 1962 (Made coordinator of Astronaut Activities)
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  • Work : Gain social status March 1972 (Returned to full flight status)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 15 July 1975 (Flew historic space mission)
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Source Notes

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)