A reporter asks astronaut Donald "Deke" Slayton about his future in the manned space program. Slayton was scheduled to pilot Mercury-Atlas 7, but was relieved from the assignment in August 1959 after the discovery of a heart condition. He was officially grounded on September 18, 1962, making him the only Mercury Seven astronaut to not fly during Project Mercury. He remained an active member of the NASA space program, however, serving as the Coordinator of Astronaut Activities at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston as well as the Assistant Director for Flight Crew Operations. NASA doctors restored Slayton to full flight status on March 13, 1972. Three years later, he flew his first and only spaceflight with the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.