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To the moon and beyond

Frank Borman

Frank Borman

With all the news of war it is easy to miss a story of a heroic life as Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman has died at 95 and yes, I had almost forgotten his name. He flew in the times when a number of astronauts and cosmonauts had died and to me the idea of sitting above a massive potentially explosive device would require a lot of courage.

He was part of the first crew to fly around the moon, a trip that produced the first photo of ‘Earth Rise’ and led to the eventual moon landing, a task that seems almost impossible especially six decades ago. Vale to a man who led us all into space and around the moon.

Dennis Fitzgerald,
Melbourne, Australia

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