Results of the What to Watch survey: The guy at the top beat the guy at the bottom.

Confession time: I can’t watch Apollo 13 and FTETTM interchangeably, I’ve realized, as I become enormously confused when ‘Frank’ stands up, waving a cigar around, and starts cracking wise in the middle of Lovell’s party. And every single time I start muttering about crappy characterization, until I remember that ‘Frank’ has morphed into Pete Conrad. An unlikely transformation which beats any achievement on the space program, surely?

The tiny but perfectly formed stand at “local rancher” Frank’s neighborhood museum (Middle of Nowhereville, MT), with a few items donated by him.
Can’t believe that Gemini VII isn’t mentioned anywhere. ;-)

The tiny but perfectly formed stand at “local rancher” Frank’s neighborhood museum (Middle of Nowhereville, MT), with a few items donated by him.

Can’t believe that Gemini VII isn’t mentioned anywhere. ;-)

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Members of the Apollo 204 Review Board present Floyd Thompson with a certificate and plaque to thank him for his contribution.
From left to right is: Frank, D. Allen, John J Williams, J. Ross, A. Brown, George White, J. Newton, M.L. DuBost, E Barton Geer, Floyd Thompson, Ernest Swieda, Charles Strang, Max Gaget, Scott Simpkinson, George Malley, Robert Van Dolan, A. Swanson, J. Lansing and Robert Allnutt.

Members of the Apollo 204 Review Board present Floyd Thompson with a certificate and plaque to thank him for his contribution.

From left to right is: Frank, D. Allen, John J Williams, J. Ross, A. Brown, George White, J. Newton, M.L. DuBost, E Barton Geer, Floyd Thompson, Ernest Swieda, Charles Strang, Max Gaget, Scott Simpkinson, George Malley, Robert Van Dolan, A. Swanson, J. Lansing and Robert Allnutt.

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"Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s was born Edwin, and fellow astronaut Frank Borman honored him by using Edwin for his son"

This. Not so much, no.  

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Jo, Wally, Frank and Sue meet the new Australian PM, Harold Holt, during their goodwill tour, 1966.
Interestingly, Holt disappeared under mysterious circumstances, presumed drowned, the following year. Now you can’t say that this tumblr isn’t educational. ;-)

Jo, Wally, Frank and Sue meet the new Australian PM, Harold Holt, during their goodwill tour, 1966.

Interestingly, Holt disappeared under mysterious circumstances, presumed drowned, the following year. Now you can’t say that this tumblr isn’t educational. ;-)

Oh goodness. Which to watch?

Frank and Bill listen to NAA engineer Walt Rivera, July 1968 (Before 8 became lunar). Walt looks terrified.

Frank and Bill listen to NAA engineer Walt Rivera, July 1968 (Before 8 became lunar). Walt looks terrified.

Back in 1969, Frank obviously didn’t have enough to do, so bought out this vinyl record of Sounds of the Space Age with National Geographic. Basically, 10 minutes of Frank narrating over ….well, sounds of the space age. 
Interesting, given all the headlines last year of how they had discovered Neil had said “one small step for a man”, because had they listened to this, they would have known about it 45 years ago ;-). 
Side A (Through to Apollo 8) is here
Side B (Through to the Landings) is here.
I really hope the album cover was this:

Back in 1969, Frank obviously didn’t have enough to do, so bought out this vinyl record of Sounds of the Space Age with National Geographic. Basically, 10 minutes of Frank narrating over ….well, sounds of the space age. 

Interesting, given all the headlines last year of how they had discovered Neil had said “one small step for a man”, because had they listened to this, they would have known about it 45 years ago ;-). 

Side A (Through to Apollo 8) is here

Side B (Through to the Landings) is here.

I really hope the album cover was this:

The launch of the Mission from Hell.

The launch of the Mission from Hell.

I would love to say that Frank’s drinking Tang, but this is Frank, so it’s tap water. Anything else is just too fancy and unnecessary (obviously).

I would love to say that Frank’s drinking Tang, but this is Frank, so it’s tap water. Anything else is just too fancy and unnecessary (obviously).

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