The Apollo 8 yearbook. Look at those quiffs.

The Apollo 8 yearbook. Look at those quiffs.

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Bringing in the week with Frank learning that the USS Yorktown is out of pancakes.

Bringing in the week with Frank learning that the USS Yorktown is out of pancakes.

Happy Frank in 1962. Just after being selected for NASA, but just before he read the job description properly.

Happy Frank in 1962. Just after being selected for NASA, but just before he read the job description properly.

Favorite photo of the week. Backup Command Pilot Frank during the Gemini IV days. Love the attitude.

Favorite photo of the week. Backup Command Pilot Frank during the Gemini IV days. Love the attitude.

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Borman and his Bolo Tie: A Love Story.

Borman and his Bolo Tie: A Love Story.

November ‘65 - slide wire training and learning how to deal with sunshine.

November ‘65 - slide wire training and learning how to deal with sunshine.

Frank tries out his Spanish as he speaks in Madrid, during a goodwill tour. “El Espacio es …what’s the word for boring?”

Frank tries out his Spanish as he speaks in Madrid, during a goodwill tour. “El Espacio es …what’s the word for boring?”

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nasahistory:

The roll out of the Saturn V for the Apollo 8 mission.  The Apollo 7 mission was a simple test of the spacecraft in earth’s orbit.  Apollo 8 made a very significant jump to an orbit of the moon.  A very brave and bold decision.
Frank Borman (l), Jim Lovell (c), and William Anders (r)

nasahistory:

The roll out of the Saturn V for the Apollo 8 mission.  The Apollo 7 mission was a simple test of the spacecraft in earth’s orbit.  Apollo 8 made a very significant jump to an orbit of the moon.  A very brave and bold decision.

Frank Borman (l), Jim Lovell (c), and William Anders (r)

(via from-the-earth-to-the-moon13)

If you’ve ever wondered how happy Frank really was at NASA, I’ve just listened to a lecture where he said that in his most private moments, he often regrets not fighting in Vietnam, and in hindsight, would have preferred to have gone there than join NASA, because Vietnam “would have been more fun”.
Poor Frank. Perhaps the only man for whom fighting at the front in a cataclysmic war was a preferable alternative to working with Dr Rendezvous.
Pic: Frank was the only astronaut to visit the front lines of Vietnam (here in 1970), the man knows of what he speaks.

If you’ve ever wondered how happy Frank really was at NASA, I’ve just listened to a lecture where he said that in his most private moments, he often regrets not fighting in Vietnam, and in hindsight, would have preferred to have gone there than join NASA, because Vietnam “would have been more fun”.

Poor Frank. Perhaps the only man for whom fighting at the front in a cataclysmic war was a preferable alternative to working with Dr Rendezvous.

Pic: Frank was the only astronaut to visit the front lines of Vietnam (here in 1970), the man knows of what he speaks.

…”but, at Eastern, we make it our life’s work to disappoint you every day!”
Love this advert. First of all, Frank looks like he’s about to fight anyone who disagrees with him. Secondly, the only baggage handler in Miami isn’t doing anything apart from looking scared and hiding behind the column, and thirdly, there are no customers to disappoint. It’s an unfortunate fact that an image of Frank standing alone with no business or employees is like looking into a crystal ball at the ’80s.
I was reading a related anecdote from an Eastern customer who had lost baggage from this time. A couple of days later, there was a knock on their door in Phoenix, and Frank delivered the baggage himself, very apologetic. Along with this old story, I think Frank just had a thing for baggage handling.
Fun Fact: Lovell and Schirra got limitless free flights on Eastern. I bet Aldrin had to pay double for his.

…”but, at Eastern, we make it our life’s work to disappoint you every day!”

Love this advert. First of all, Frank looks like he’s about to fight anyone who disagrees with him. Secondly, the only baggage handler in Miami isn’t doing anything apart from looking scared and hiding behind the column, and thirdly, there are no customers to disappoint. It’s an unfortunate fact that an image of Frank standing alone with no business or employees is like looking into a crystal ball at the ’80s.

I was reading a related anecdote from an Eastern customer who had lost baggage from this time. A couple of days later, there was a knock on their door in Phoenix, and Frank delivered the baggage himself, very apologetic. Along with this old story, I think Frank just had a thing for baggage handling.

Fun Fact: Lovell and Schirra got limitless free flights on Eastern. I bet Aldrin had to pay double for his.