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Colonel Frank Borman Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

COLONEL FRANK BORMAN
Born: March 14, 1928 in Gary, Indiana
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Frank Borman NASA Astronaut (Former)A hero of the American Space Odyssey, Frank Borman led the first team of American astronauts to circle the moon, extending man's horizons into space. He is internationally known as Commander of the 1968 Apollo 8 Mission. A romance with airplanes that began when he was 15 years old, took Frank Borman to the Air Force and then to NASA.A career Air Force officer from 1950, his assignments included service as a fighter pilot, an operational pilot and instructor, an experimental test pilot and an assistant professor of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at West Point. When selected by NASA, Frank Borman was instructor at the Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California.In 1967 he served as a member of the Apollo 204 Fire Investigation Board, investigating the causes of the fire which killed three astronauts aboard an Apollo spacecraft, reminiscent of the Challenger tragedy. Later he became the Apollo Program Resident Manager, heading the team that re-engineered the Apollo spacecraft. He also served as Field Director of NASA's Space Station Task Force.Frank Borman retired from the air Force in 1970, but is well remembered as a part of this nation's history, a pioneer in the exploration of space and a veteran of both the Gemini 7, 1965 Space Orbital Rendezvous with Gemini 6 and the first manned lunar orbital mission, Apollo 8, in 1968.Borman's retirement from the Air Force in 1970 did not end his aviation career. He became a special advisor to Eastern Airlines in early 1969 and in December 1970 was named Sr. Vice President-Operations Group.He was promoted to Executive Vice President-Genera Operations Manager and was elected to Eastern's Board of Directors in July 1974. In May 1975 he was elected President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named Chief Executive Officer in December 1975 and became Chairman of the Board in December 1976.During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Eastern, the airline industry went through an enormous change caused by deregulation. During this period Eastern originated several unique programs including profit sharing and wages tied to company profitability. These programs produced the four most profitable years in the company's history. A recalcitrant union forced their abandonment in 1983 and the resulting loses led to the sale of the airline to Texas Air Corporation. Colonel Borman retired from Eastern Airlines in June of 1986.Colonel Borman was privileged to serve as Special Presidential Ambassador on trips throughout the Far East and Europe, including a worldwide tour to seek support for the release of American Prisoners of war held by North Vietnam.He received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor from the President of the United States. Colonel Borman also was awarded the Harmon International Aviation Trophy, the Robert J. Collier Trophy, the Tony Jannus Award and the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal--in addition to many honorary degrees, special honors and service decorations. More recently, in September of 1990, Colonel Borman along with fellow Apollo 8 astronauts, Lovell and Anders, was inducted into the International Aerospace Hall of Fame. And in October of 1990 received the Airport Operators Council International Downes Award. In March 1993, he was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.Frank Borman was born in Gary, Indiana, and was raised in Tucson, Arizona. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, in 1950 and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1957. He completed the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program in 1970.Frank Borman is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Home Depot, National Geographic, Outboard Marine Corporation, Auto Finance Group, Thermo Instrument Systems and American Superconductor. He was named Chief Executive Office of Patlex Corporation in the spring of 1988, and presently holds the titles of Chairman, CEO and President of that Corporation. He has written an autobiography entitled Countdown: An Autobiography of Frank Borman with Robert J. Serling, released October of 1988 and published by Silver Arrow Books, William Morrow and Company, Inc.He is married to the former Susan Bugbee of Tucson, Arizona. They have two sons, Frederick and Edwin, and four grandchildren. Frank and Susan presently reside in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 100314
    FRANK BORMAN Color publicity photograph of Frank Borman wearing a suit and tie. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Dennis/Frank Borman". Color, 8x10 overall, image 7½x9½ (one surface). Name imprinted at lower margin.

    Sale Price $247.50

    $275.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 154581
    FRANK BORMAN Color publicity photograph of Frank Borman with his GEMINI 7 crewmate James Lovell and the mission backup crew of Edward White and Michael Collins. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Al/Best Wishes/Frank Borman". Color, 8x10 overall, image 7½x9 (one surface). Captioned at bottom margin.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 154582
    FRANK BORMAN Black and white publicity photograph of Frank Borman wearing a suit and tie. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Vearl/Best Wishes/Frank Borman". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7½x9½ (one surface). Name imprinted at lower margin.

    Sale Price $225.00

    $250.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 177975
    FRANK BORMAN Color publicity photograph of Frank Borman holding a model of an Eastern Airlines plane. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Tim/Frank Borman". Color, 8x10 overall, image 7½x8½ (one surface). Depicted holding an Eastern Airlines plane.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 262742
    FRANK BORMAN Color official NASA photograph of Frank Borman with his Apollo 8 crew. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Leah/Best Wishes/Frank Borman". Color, 8x10. Depicts Borman (right) and his Apollo 8 crew: James Lovell (left) and William Anders (center).

    Sale Price $247.50

    $275.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: CAPTAIN JA - HFSID 54279
    GEMINI 7: FRANK BORMAN and JAMES LOVELL Color publicity photograph of Borman and Lovell's maiden voyage. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Harry/Frank Borman" and "James Lovell". Color, 8x10. NASA photo captioned: "Gemini VII Spacecraft from Gemini 7/6 Rendezvous/December 15, 1965".

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 154580
    FRANK BORMAN Black and white publicity photograph of Frank Borman wearing a suit and tie. Photograph signed: "Frank Borman". B/w, 8x10. Frank Borman (born in 1928), selected as an astronaut in 1962, was part of the two-man crew of the Gemini 7 in December 1965.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 51118
    FRANK BORMAN Black and white publicity photograph of Frank Borman standing outside. Photograph signed: "Frank Borman". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 6¼x9½ (one surface). Borman, selected as an astronaut in 1962, was part of the two-man crew of the Gemini 7 in December 1965.

    Sale Price $247.50

    $275.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 100315
    FRANK BORMAN Color publicity photograph of Frank Borman wearing a suit and tie. Photograph signed: "Frank Borman". Color, 8x10 overall, image 7½x9½ (one surface). Name imprinted at lower margin.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 142974
    FRANK BORMAN Small color candid shot of Frank Borman sitting behind his desk. Photograph signed: "Frank Borman". Color, 3½x5. Frank Borman (born in 1928), selected as an astronaut in 1962, was part of the two-man crew of the Gemini 7 in December 1965.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 145452
    FRANK BORMAN Color publicity photograph of Frank Borman wearing a suit and tie. Photograph signed: "Frank Borman". Color, 8x10. Stamped on verso: "Frank Borman/Major, USAF/NASA Astronaut". Frank Borman (born in 1928), selected as an astronaut in 1962, was part of the two-man crew of the Gemini 7 in December 1965.

    Sale Price $247.50

    $275.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 309695
    FRANK BORMAN The astronaut is seen inside Apollo Boilerplate 1102A during water egress training, signed in blue felt tip. Autograph sentiment signed: "Best wishes/Frank Borman", in blue felt tip, Color 8x10.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/17/1989  - HFSID 153866
    FRANK BORMAN Frank Borman sends a typed letter saying that he does not believe in a world space agency but favors cooperation between existing agencies. Typed Letter signed: "Frank Borman", 1p, 8½x11. On official letterhead of Patlex Corporation. Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1989 January 17.

    Sale Price $292.50

    $325.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/07/1977  - HFSID 31913
    FRANK BORMAN Frank Borman sends a typed letter with the information on the Board of Directors meeting. Typed Letter signed: "Frank Borman", 1p, 7¼x10½. On official letterhead as Chairman, President and CEO of Eastern Airlines. Miami, Florida, 1977 October 7.

    Sale Price $292.50

    $325.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - TYPED STATEMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 250646
    FRANK BORMAN Frank Borman signs a typed statement about his reaction to hearing about the launch of Sputnik I on October 4, 1957. Typed Statement signed: "Frank Borman", 1p, 8½x11. On letterhead of National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • COLONEL FRANK BORMAN - TYPED STATEMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 256815
    FRANK BORMAN Frank Borman signs a typed statement about his first view of the moon in outer space. Typed Statement signed: "Frank Borman" as "Apollo 8 Astronaut", 1p, 8½x11. Houston, Texas, no date. On NASA stationery.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

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