Frank Borman

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Frank Borman
NASA Astronaut
Born (1928-03-14) March 14, 1928 (age 90)
Gary, Indiana
Other occupationTest pilot
RankColonel, USAF
Time in space19d 21h 35 m
Selection1962 NASA Group
MissionsGemini 7, Apollo 8
Mission insignia
Gemini VII patch.png Apollo-8-patch.png
AwardsDfc-usa.jpg Congressional Space Medal of Honor

Frank Borman (born March 14, 1928), as an American astronaut, was 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. It was the first mission to fly around the Moon.[1][2] The other member 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 is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

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
  • Borman, Frank; Serling, Robert J. (October 1988). Countdown: An Autobiography. Silver Arrow. ISBN 0-688-07929-6.