Frank Borman

Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame
Enshrined 1990

Col. Frank Borman was born in Gary, Indiana and grew up in Tucson, AZ. He graduated from West Point in 1950. After serving as a fighter pilot in the Philippines and the U.S., he was an assistant professor at West Point and an experimental test pilot at Edwards A.F.B., CA.

Joining NASA’s space program in 1962, he commanded the Gemini 7 mission and in 1968 he won international fame as Commander of the Apollo 8 space flight, the manned lunar orbital mission. He retired from Air Force in 1970 and joined Eastern Airlines as president.

In addition to his many honors, he was awarded the Harmon International Aviation Trophy and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

Frank was awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor for being the Commander on Apollo 8, which was the first mission that went to the Moon.

He was also instrumental in getting our Moon Rock.

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