The Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award

 

Mr. Frank Borman
Apollo 8 Astronaut

Frank Borma

Frank Borman
James A. Lovell, Jr.
William A. Anders

In recognition of their scientific and technological achievement as the first humans to circumnavigate the moon in December 1968. The pioneering flight of 147 hours covered a total distance of 590,000 miles and included ten orbits of the moon.

"In the beginning God..."

"The view of the earth from the moon fascinated me--a small disk, 240,000 miles away.....Raging nationalistic interests, famines, wars, pestilence don't show from that distance...."

Frank Borman
BS, U.S. Military Academy
MA, California Institute of Technology

Year of Award: 1969