Category: frank borman

Here’s some of my favorite pictures of my favo…

Here’s some of my favorite pictures of my favorite astronauts in no particular order since today marks six years since I’ve wanted to become one of them and yeah I just love them a lot so enjoy

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The Apollo 8 crew heading out to Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center for launch in December 1968

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me doing sport tomorrow

good-and-colorful: thewoodlanders: Bringing in…

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Bringing in the week with Frank learning that the USS Yorktown is out of pancakes.

I feel like we definitely don’t talk about Frank’s relationship with pancakes enough. 

thewoodlanders: After Frank’s successful trip…

thewoodlanders:

After Frank’s successful trip to the USSR in July 1969, he returned an invite to the Cosmonauts (Beregovoy, Feoktistov) to come and visit America on a goodwill tour that October, helping to pave the way for the forthcoming partnership. 

With Frank as the local host, they tried on space helmets and tested simulators at MSC, went to the Astrodome (you can tell Frank was involved) and drank Borman-made Vodka cocktails (wheee!), after they had watched the Hello Dolly production with Pearl Bailey in New York. Love that Pearl planted one on Frank ;-).

thewoodlanders: Jim and Bill pose nicely in fr…

thewoodlanders:

Jim and Bill pose nicely in front of Saturn V. I haven’t a clue what Frank thinks he is doing.

good-and-colorful: thewoodlanders: One for Fr…

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One for Frankaficionados (anyone else out there? ;-)), but here’s a great little video from 1998 of Frank just completely geeking out over his new P-63 Kingcobra.

He does mention NASA towards the end to say that credit was due to all 400,000 employees rather than just the men flying the machines, but I can’t imagine he was ever this excited about the Gemini capsule. 😉

He’s so proud of it! “I’m fortunate enough to own this P-63.”

He brought his T-34 to Oshkosh last year too :’)

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FRANK

FRANK

FRANK

thewoodlanders: Frank’s Sixties-style selfies …

thewoodlanders:

Frank’s Sixties-style selfies while visiting ESTEC, Noordwijk, 1969.

lightthiscandle: thewoodlanders: Chicago is s…

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Chicago is so cold in January that not only are the three moon pioneers snuggling under a blanket together, Jim’s glove appears to have frozen onto his face.

This might be my favorite photo of Jim Lovell.