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Slayton Handwritten Document

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Lot 4: Slayton Handwritten Document

The handwriting on this page of notebook paper is that of Donald "Deke" Slayton. These notes were written by Slayton in 1955 while he was a student pilot and engineer at the USAF Experimental Flight Test School at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Slayton would go on to be selected as a Mercury astronaut in 1959.

Although the paper has darkened with age, the pencil markings are still clear and visible. This page has been mounted and framed using archival methods.

This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Executive Director Tammy Knowles.

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