Astronaut Stories: The Day Deke Slayton Met JP, or Vice-versa

Here’s a personal tale which very few people know about. It includes one of the first private sector business approaches to space dev and rocket launches, and it stars Astronaut Deke Slayton and John M. Powell of JP Aerospace, when Elon Musk was only a gleam in the eye of space hopefuls. Elon, you’re the right man for the right time to space out. Timing is everything?