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The third plaque on the fourth tablet.

Donald Kent Slayton

Did not fly in Project Mercury

Born: Sparta, WI Mar. 1, 1924

He did not fly in the Mercury Program because of a concern over a previously undiscovered heart murmur. He was returned to flight status in 1972 after a decade of intensive exercises.

His return to flight status led to a seat in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

Slayton's handprints are on the next plaque.

Time picture taken Mon Jun 6 18:54:27 2005
Location picture taken Space Walk of Fame
Space View Park
Titusville, Florida
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