Category: deke slayton

(16 April 1970) — Discussion in the Miss…

(16 April 1970) — Discussion in the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) dealing with the Apollo 13 crewmen during their final day in space. From left to right are Glynn S. Lunney, Shift 4 flight director; Gerald D. Griffin, Shift 2 flight director; astronaut James A. McDivitt, manager, Apollo Spacecraft Program, MSC; Dr. Donald K. Slayton, director of Flight Crew Operations, MSC; and Dr. Willard R. Hawkins, M.D., Shift 1 flight surgeon.

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gusgrissom:Deke and Ed at North American Aviation, 1966

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Deke and Ed at North American Aviation, 1966

lightthiscandle: In the summer of 1979, Rhea Seddon and Deke…

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In the summer of 1979, Rhea Seddon and Deke Slayton were sent as the astronaut representatives for the Paris Air Show. According to Rhea, the duo were dubbed “the odd couple.”

Anyhow, the Deke story she shares here is fascinating to me. You very rarely, if ever, hear about Deke being eccentric.

humanoidhistory: TODAY IN HISTORY: Happy Birthday, NASA! The…

humanoidhistory:

TODAY IN HISTORY: Happy Birthday, NASA! The National Aeronautics and Space Administration became operational on October 1, 1958.

commandmodulepilot: The Seven Astronauts of the Mercury Program…

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The Seven Astronauts of the Mercury Program try on their distinctive silver space suits. Composed of a rubber inner layer, and an outer aluminised shell these outfits are tailored to fit each astronaut precisely, to the point that even a few extra pounds would feel akin to being squeezed in a vise.

gimbal–lock: Life Magazine, September 14, 1959: The…

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Life Magazine, September 14, 1959:

The astronauts– ready to make history. The editors of Life start a continuing exclusive personal account of man’s greatest adventure. The seven astronauts tell their stories.

good-and-colorful: lightthiscandle: Because I had to make some…

good-and-colorful:

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Because I had to make some NASA valentines.

They’re back!!!!!

lightthiscandle: Deke Slayton poses by the shuttle Columbia at…

lightthiscandle:

Deke Slayton poses by the shuttle Columbia at Eglin Air Force Base.

Fun Space Fact: This was Deke’s Facebook profile pic for over a year.

spaceandstuffidk: lightthiscandle: Important Tumblr NASA News:…

spaceandstuffidk:

lightthiscandle:

Important Tumblr NASA News: A friend of mine shared this Retro Space Images photo of a shirtless Deke Slayton training for his ASTP mission sometime in the mid-70s.

I have no idea where to start with this picture. Were shirtless simulator runs a thing at NASA? Was Deke trying to prove something as the soon-to-be oldest person to travel into space at age 51? Whatever the case, as a Deke girl, I greatly appreciate this photo.

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