Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston.Texas77058 A0713 483-5111
Astronaut Donald K. Slayton
has been appointed manager f
Orbital Flight Test program for Spa
ce Shuttle at the NASA Johnson
Slayton, one of the origina
l seven Mercury astronauts and a
member of the U.S. crew of the Apol
lo Soyuz Test Project in the slimmer
of 1975 will be responsible for all
with the six orbital flight tests o
directly to Robert F. Thompson, Spa
ce Shuttle Program Manager at JSC.
In his new position Slayton
will represent the Program Manager
across the total program to insure
timely and appropriate resolution
of all OFT mission unique issues.
OFT flights are scheduled to begin
in the spring of 1979.