12/2/65, Cape Kennedy: “Dietician Jean Reid of the National Institute of Health holds a small glass of tea for Gemini-7 Astronauts Frank Borman (R) and James Lovell. All food and liquid the Astronauts consume is weighed and measured.”
Bringing in the weekend (and my 600th post - ay caramba!), with Frank and Gherman Titov bonding over a highly exciting airplane technical spec document. Given that they didn’t speak the same language, I’m guessing that they are actually just looking at the pictures. Still - geeks. ;-)
During their time in the US, the cosmonauts were treated to a Broadway Show, cocktail parties and football. Frank, on the other hand, gets invited to the Moscow City Council of Workers Deputies meeting. Party time.
Continuing the Russian theme during the Olympics, here is Frank and Sue meeting Nikolai Podgorny, the second most powerful man in the USSR at the time in 1969. Obviously Frank has just called him a candy-ass, and everyone else has fled in mortal fear.
Today in 1966, Gordo, Frank and Tom received their astronaut wings from General McConnell of the Air Force The wings were awarded to any pilot who flew above 50 miles high. So we can safely say that these guys qualified. ;-)
Picture is of Mike Collins’ wings, as seen in the Smithsonian.