Mr. Frank Borman
Apollo 8 Astronaut
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...."
BS, U.S. Military Academy
MA, California Institute of Technology
Year of Award: 1969