Category: deke slayton

gordo-cooper:

Okay so we’ve all seen the photos of Deke and Gus greeting Alan after his Mercury flight but I found the (awful quality) video that goes with them and it is so sweet

worldinmywindow:

electronicsquid:

Project Mercury astronauts pose with mock-up of a space capsule

(Francs Miller. 1959)

Wally has the flashiest shoes

Here’s some of my favorite pictures of my favorite astronauts in no particular order since today marks six years since I’ve wanted to become one of them and yeah I just love them a lot so enjoy

Happy birthday to Deke Slayton, the Godfather of the Astronaut Corps  who would’ve turned 95 today!

winking-at-the-moon:

Hahaha aw

astronautfashions:

Deke Damn Slayton will wear whatever he wants to the Conestoga press conference.

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good-and-colorful:

busted-and-blue-boy:

ryannightnightbergara:

ryannightnightbergara:

the height of men’s fashion was whatever the hell was going on with pants and collared shirts in the 70s

we’re never going to beat this so can we please just stop trying

Oh

Make no mistake, folks.

There can be only one.

(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