Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rare Footage of Astronaut Deke Slayton Talking About His UFO Sighting in 1951

Deke Slayton was one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts. He served as NASA's Director of Flight Crew Operations and as the docking module pilot of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. 

In 1951, Slayton had an extraordinary aerial experience that he described in his autobiography.

I realized I wasn't closing on that son of a bitch. A P-51 at that time would cruise at 280 miles an hour. But this thing just kept going and climbing at the same time at about a forty-five-degree climb. I kept trying to follow it, but he just left me behind and flat disappeared. The guys on the ground tracked it with a theodolite, and they'd computed the speed at four thousand miles an hour.

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