Frank Borman was an American astronaut who born on March 14, 1928 in Indiana.
Before he became an astronaut, Borman was an Air Force pilot. He logged over
6000 hours of flight time.
Borman became an astronaut in 1962. He made two space flights and spent over
478 hours in space.
In 1965, Borman commanded Gemini 7. He and Jim Lovell set an endurance record
by spending 14 days in space. In 1968, Borman commanded Apollo 8. Apollo 8 was
the first manned spacecraft to orbit the Moon.
Borman retired from NASA in 1970. He was the chairman of Eastern Airlines fr 9
years and then joined a laser systems company. He published an autobiography,
Countdown, in 1989.
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