Frank Borman

(Frank Frederick Borman II)

Frank Borman
Frank Borman
  • Born: March 14, 1928
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Astronaut

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Frank Frederick Borman II, (Col, USAF, Ret.), is a retired United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, and the Commander of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon, together with crew mates Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, the first of 24 humans to do so. Before flying on Apollo, he set a fourteen-day spaceflight endurance record on Gemini 7, and served on the NASA review board which investigated the Apollo 1 fire. After leaving NASA, he was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eastern Air Lines from 1975 to 1986. Borman is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. As of 2019 he is the oldest living former American astronaut, eleven days older than fellow astronaut Jim Lovell.

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