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Frank Borman
Astronaut Frank Borman.jpg
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
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), 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. 
  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