EAA was saddened to learn of the death of former NASA astronaut and Apollo 8 commander Frank Borman, EAA Lifetime 300174, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95. Among his many other achievements, in 1968 Borman commanded the first human spaceflight to reach the moon, leading the three-person crew of himself, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders. A longtime supporter of EAA, Borman attended AirVenture numerous times and spoke at multiple EAA functions, most recently in 2018 at the Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet. In addition, he donated a large collection of his personal aviation and NASA memorabilia to EAA, which is displayed in the EAA Aviation Museum. EAA joins the aviation and spaceflight communities in mourning his loss.
We will publish a tribute to Frank and his long-standing connections with EAA next week.