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God that fucking picture of Frank looking pissed on the phone is making me crack up because

“Hey there! Frank Borman here, you’ve reached 1-800-did-I-ask”

gusgrissom: A very special happy birthday to a…

gusgrissom:

A very special happy birthday to aeronautical engineer, Air Force test pilot, and NASA astronaut Col. Frank Frederick Borman II, who turns 90 years old today! Frank was the commander of Gemini VII and Apollo 8, the sole astronaut investigator on the Apollo 1 review board, one of the first humans to fly around the moon, and currently the oldest living former American astronaut.

“And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters he called the Seas: and God saw that it was good. And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.”

“Exploration is the essence of the human spirit.”

“When you’re finally up at the moon looking back on earth, all those differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend, and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this really is one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people.

Enjoy this picture of pissed-off Jim and Frank…

Enjoy this picture of pissed-off Jim and Frank I found a while ago

Look @ these boys!!!

Look @ these boys!!!

Frank Borman, Apollo 8 commander, egresses the…

Frank Borman, Apollo 8 commander, egresses the gondola in Building 29 after centrifuge training in the Manned Spacecraft Center’s Flight Acceleration Facility

View of Earth as photographed by the Apollo 8 …

View of Earth as photographed by the Apollo 8 astronauts on their return trip from the moon. 

(27 Dec. 1968) — The Apollo 8 capsule is…

(27 Dec. 1968) — The Apollo 8 capsule is seen being hoisted aboard the recovery carrier, USS Yorktown after its successful splashdown.

(21-27 Dec. 1968) — This photograph is a…

(21-27 Dec. 1968) — This photograph is a view looking south toward the lunar horizon. The bright-rayed crater in the foreground is located at approximately 30 degrees south latitude and 110 degrees east longitude on the farside of the moon. This is another example of a bright rayed crater which the astronauts photographed during the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission. This type of feature readily stands out in the Apollo 8 photographs because it was photographed at a high sun angle.

(18 Dec. 1965) — Astronauts Frank Borman…

(18 Dec. 1965) — Astronauts Frank Borman, command pilot, and James A. Lovell Jr., pilot, sit in life raft while awaiting pickup by a helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS Wasp. The three-man Navy frogman team attached the flotation collar to increase the Gemini-7 spacecraft’s buoyancy prior to recovery. Photo credit: NASA

Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders duri…

Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders during training for Apollo 8