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Encyclopedia > Frank Borman
Frank Borman (right) poses with Jim Lovell (left) and Bill Anders (center) for an Apollo 8 publicity photo
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Frank Borman (right) poses with Jim Lovell (left) and Bill Anders (center) for an Apollo 8 publicity photo

Frank Borman (born March 14, 1928) was a NASA astronaut, best remembered as one of the three crewmembers of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon. Download high resolution version (1178x1490, 349 KB) Description The crew of Apollo 8 in front of a simulator: From left to right: Jim Lovell, Bill Anders, Frank Borman Source http://www. ... Download high resolution version (1178x1490, 349 KB) Description The crew of Apollo 8 in front of a simulator: From left to right: Jim Lovell, Bill Anders, Frank Borman Source http://www. ... Portrait of Apollo 13 Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. ... William A. Anders (b. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit (MMU) outside the Challenger in 1984. ... Apollo 8 was the second manned mission of the Apollo space program, in which Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders became the first humans to leave Earth orbit and to orbit around the Moon. ... Bulk composition of the moons mantle and crust estimated, weight percent Oxygen 42. ...


Borman was born in Gary, Indiana. Because he suffered from numerous sinus problems in the cold and damp weather, his father packed up the family and moved to the better climate of Tucson, Arizona, which Borman considers his home town. He started to fly at the age of 15. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1950, and along with part of his graduating glass, he entered the U.S. Air Force and became a fighter pilot. [At that time, there was not a U.S. Air Force Academy, which did not graduate its first class until 1959.] Later, he was selected for the U.S.A.F. test pilot school and became a test pilot. He was selected for the second NASA astronaut group in 1962. Gary is the largest city located in Lake County in northwest Indiana, USA. The city is located on the southeastern corner of the Chicagoland metropolitan area approximately 27 miles (43 kilometers) from downtown Chicago. ... Nickname: The Old Pueblo Official website: http://www. ... The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, or simply USMA or Army is a U.S. service academy and Army fort. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Seal of the Air Force. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...


His first spaceflight was in Gemini 7 in 1965, with astronaut James A. Lovell, Jr.. highlighted by the first space rendezvous with Gemini 6A. Gemini 7 was also the long-endurance flight of the Gemini program, staying in orbit for 14 days. His second significant flight was as commander of the Apollo 8 mission in December 1968. In this one, he flew with James Lovell again, and also with William A. Anders The mission was originally planned as a Saturn V-powered "Large Earth Orbit" mission to test tracking and communication, but this was changed into the first lunar orbit mission. Apollo 8 went into lunar orbit and made 10 orbits of the Moon in December 1968. This was a springboard in NASA's (successful) attempt to land a man on the moon on 20 July 1969 with Apollo 11. Gemini 7 (officially Gemini VII) was a 1965 manned spaceflight in NASAs Gemini program. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Portrait of Apollo 13 Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. ... Rendezvous is the anglification of the French word Rendez-vous meaning appointment. (literally, meet you); it is pronounced RAHN-day-voo. ... Gemini 6A (officially Gemini VI-A) was a 1965 manned spaceflight in NASAs Gemini program. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... William A. Anders (b. ... This article is about the rocket. ... Apollo 11 was the fifth human spaceflight of the Apollo program, the third human voyage to the moon, and the first manned mission to land on the Moon. ...

Borman retired from NASA and the Air Force in 1970, becoming special advisor to Eastern Airlines. He rose in the ranks of Eastern, becoming CEO in December 1975. The airline business underwent many changes in the late 1970s, and Eastern did well under Borman, reporting the four most profitable years in company history during his tenure. Borman retired from Eastern in 1986. Description Cover the January 3, 1969 TIME Magazine Source http://www. ... Description Cover the January 3, 1969 TIME Magazine Source http://www. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... For the Chinese airline, see China Eastern Airlines. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


Borman then returned to Tucson, Arizona, to reside, and currently lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico [2005], where he enjoys rebuilding and flying airplanes from World War II and the Korean era. His current favorite airplane is a dual-control TF-51 Mustang fighter. Nickname: The Old Pueblo Official website: http://www. ... Las Cruces is a city located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. ...


Trivia

  • In Indiana, Interstates 80 and 94 combine for several miles to form the Frank Borman Expressway.
  • Frank Borman was played in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon by David Andrews.
  • Frank Borman is famous (or infamous) for his reading of the Book of Genesis during a TV transmission on Christmas Eve on Apollo 8. This stirred up a good deal of public controversy, and after this, astronauts were advised not to carry out any personal religious messages while in the process of a mission. This explains why Buzz Aldrin took private communion on the Moon.
  • Frank Borman was called "No Nonsense Borman" by his fellow astronauts.
  • Was known to be a serious leader.
  • Frank Borman is the grandfather of former Duke basketball player Andy Borman

Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... Route across the United States Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... I-94 redirects here. ... Route across the United States Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... From the Earth to the Moon was a twelve-part HBO television miniseries (1998) co-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, and Michael Bostick detailing the landmark Apollo expeditions to the Moon during the 1960s and early 1970s. ... David Andrews (born 1952) is an American actor. ... Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, having the meanings of birth, creation, cause, beginning, source and origin) is the first book of the Torah (five books of Moses) and hence the first book of the Tanakh, part of the Hebrew Bible; it is also the first book of the Christian Old Testament. ... Buzz Aldrin Colonel Buzz Aldrin, Sc. ... The Eucharist or Communion or The Lords Supper, is the rite that Christians perform in fulfillment of Jesus instruction, recorded in the New Testament, to do in memory of him what he did at his Last Supper. ...

Reference

  • Countdown: An Autobiography of Frank Borman, ISBN 0688079296

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Frank Borman (487 words)
A romance with airplanes that began when he was 15 years old took Frank Borman to the Air Force and then to NASA.
Frank Borman retired from the Air Force in 1970, but is well remembered as a part of this nation's history, a pioneer in the exploration of space and a veteran of both the Gemini 7, 1965 Space Orbital Rendezvous with Gemini 6 and the first manned lunar orbital mission, Apollo 8, in 1968.
Frank Borman was born in Gary, Indiana, and was raised in Tucson, Arizona.
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Frank Borman (born March 14, 1928) was a NASA astronaut, best remembered as one of the three crewmembers of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon.
Borman was born in Gary, Indiana, and started to fly at the age of 15.
In Indiana, Interstates 80 and 94 combine for several miles to form the Frank Borman Expressway.
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