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Frank Borman
Frank Borman.jpg
Born March 14, 1928 (1928-03-14) (age 92)
Status Retired
Nationality American
Occupation Test pilot
Awards Congressional Space Medal of Honor
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Rank Colonel, USAF
Time in space
19d 21h 35 m
Selection 1962 NASA Group
Missions Gemini 7, Apollo 8
Mission insignia
Gemini VII patch.png Apollo-8-patch.png

Frank Borman (born March 14, 1928) was the commander of Apollo 8. 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.
  2. Borman, Frank; Lovell, James; Anders, William. 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