Frank Borman

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Frank Borman
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Frank Frederick Borman II

(1928-03-14) March 14, 1928 (age 94)
Alma materUSMA, B.S. 1950
Caltech, M.S. 1957
OccupationFighter pilot, test pilot, airline CEO
AwardsDfc-usa.jpg Congressional Space Medal of Honor NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg
Space career
NASA Astronaut
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel, USAF
Time in space
19d 21h 35m
Selection1962 NASA Group 2
MissionsGemini 7, Apollo 8
Mission insignia
Gemini VII patch.png Apollo-8-patch.png
RetirementJuly 1, 1970

Frank Borman (born March 14, 1928) was an American astronaut and the commander of Apollo 8. He received a Bachelor of Science at West Point and a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. Apollo 8 was the first mission to fly around the Moon.[1][2] The other members of Apollo 8 were Jim Lovell and Bill Anders.

After leaving NASA, he was the chief executive officer (CEO) of Eastern Air Lines from 1975 to 1986.[3] Borman was a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Williams, David R. (September 25, 2007). "The Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast". NASA National Space Science Data Center.
  2. Borman, Frank; Lovell, James; Anders, William (December 25, 1968). The Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast (MOV) (Live broadcast). NASA National Space Science Data Center.
  3. NASA bio
  4. "Congressional Space Medal of Honor". Retrieved 2021-09-23.