All rights reserved. Frankâs aunt introduced him to a short, dark Army lieutenant named Albert Hegenberger, who presented him with some airplane models and a childrenâs book about airplanes that he still possesses and treasures, The Red Eagle. The Command Module Pilot and navigator, Michael Collins, had to have back surgery and was replaced by his backup, James Lovell, reuniting Borman with his Gemini 7 crewmate. He is known for his work on Horizon (1964), First to the Moon (2018) and The Restorers (2003).
"There's no question that it was a coffin, and I'd have flown it gladly." He has been married to Susan Bugbee since July 20, 1950. Borman resides with his wife Susan Borman in Big Horn County, Montana. Borman was then reassigned to his LM test mission, now planned to fly as "Apollo 9" in early 1969 after a first, low Earth orbit LM flight commanded by McDivitt in December 1968. "Gus" Grissom, Ed White, and Roger B. Chaffee were killed in a fire aboard their Command Module, delaying the Apollo program. They then became the first men to leave Earthâs gravity and journey to the moon. In 1966 and 1968, Borman served as special presidential ambassador on trips throughout the Far East and Europe. In 1957, he became an assistant professor of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics at West Point, where he served until 1960. Along with neighboring streets named after other fellow astronauts. He completed the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program in 1970. Borman also appeared in the 2005 documentary "Race to the Moon," which was shown as part of the PBS American Experience series.
Then in the Apollo lunar landing program he served on the board investigating the fire onboard the Apollo spacecraft. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. By 1976 he had risen to chairman, president and chief executive officer of Eastern. In May 1975, Borman was elected President and Chief Operating Officer.
Before flying on Apollo, he set a fourteen-day spaceflight endurance record on Gemini 7, and also served on the NASA review board which investigated the Apollo 1 fire. On November 13, 2008, Borman and his fellow Apollo 8 crewmates, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, appeared on the NASA TV channel to discuss the Apollo 8 mission. Space journalist Andrew Chaikin claims that, following the death of Gus Grissom, Borman became astronaut chief Deke Slayton's choice to command the first Moon landing attempt. Borman graduated from Tucson High School in 1946. Colonel Frank F. Borman II commanded the record-breaking, fourteen-day Gemini VII mission in 1965.
Four years later, while working as an executive for Eastern Airlines, Borman committed a different act of heroism.