Frank Borman

Frank Borman
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Frank Frederick Borman II

(1928-03-14) March 14, 1928 (age 92)
Alma materUSMA, B.S. 1950
Caltech, M.S. 1957
OccupationFighter pilot, test pilot, airline CEO
Awards20px Template:CS Medal of Honor 20px
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Rank25px Colonel, USAF
Time in space
19d 21h 35m
Selection1962 NASA Group 2
MissionsGemini 7, Apollo 8
Mission insignia
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RetirementJuly 1, 1970
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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.


  1. Williams, David R. (September 25, 2007). "The Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast". NASA National Space Science Data Center.
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  2. NASA bio