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SV Slayton in flying kit walks past parked care.
LS, SV Slayton into jet plane
GV seven astronaute standing close together on platfere.
SV Slayton going through medical examination
SV Slayton in space suit in model of capsule, Mercury 7?
SV Slayton talking to fellow astronauts
SV Slayton climbing up from pot hole, examining stone with mates (2 shots)
SV MV Slayton sitting at desk in control room
SV, MW Slayton standing by in control room looking at reports
SV carousel swinging round
GV rover vehicle driving over rough surface
SV, MV Slayton stands up from row where he is sitting
MV Slayton presented with model of spacecraft
GV Slayton at desk, in front of flag
GV model ste?? train draws up
SV ?? on train passing - one printing space gun
GV SV merry go round with space capsules
TRANSCRIPT: "Donald Slayton will pilot the Apollo docking module....
...one of the 7 original Mercury Astronauts in April of 1959...
...scheduled to solo the Mercury 7 mission but heart condition grounded him in 1959
...for 16 years the 51 year old..national as fellow pilots Glenn, Carpenter etc. all made their missions.
...grounded he become head of flight crew operations.
In 1972 be was reinstated to flight status
...It's the end of the waiting, the mockups and the make believe. For "Deke" Slayton now it's real."
Reporter Wrap up.
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