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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
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NASA celebrates 45th anniversary of Apollo 8 'Earthrise' photo

NASA celebrates 45th anniversary of Apollo 8 'Earthrise' photo

Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Forty-five years ago three NASA astronauts became the first men to orbit the moon, and in the process captured the historic Apollo 8 "Earthrise" photograph.
Ananth Baliga

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
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Apollo 8 crew plans to reminisce

Apollo 8 crew plans to reminisce

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Nearly 40 years after the U.S. space agency sent Apollo 8 astronauts to the moon, those adventurers are planning a public reminiscence.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, March 14, 2007.
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Former astronaut Robert Crippen is honored

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Former NASA Astronaut Robert Crippen was honored Wednesday night during a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle's first flight.

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Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2006 with 292 to follow.
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Feature: 'Apollo' program lives on

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Nearly 35 years after a near-disastrous space mission, Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell says he has long-since learned to see the mission as a success -- the way it is depicted in Ron Howard's 1995 movie "Apollo 13," now coming out in a 10th anniversary spe
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Monday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2005 with 292 to follow.
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Space Watch: An oasis on the moon?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- As the human race begins the in-situ human exploration of the solar system in the coming decades, one essential ingredient to that journey will be water -- not only because it will suggest where alien life might reside, but also because future explorers w
ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

Analysis: Space and the willingness to die

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Thirty-six years ago this week, three astronauts and their families demonstrated the courage, boldness, and determination necessary for the human race to conquer the stars. The question is whether NASA and Congress today are willing to show as much braver
ROBERT ZIMMERMAN
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Frank Borman
This photo of "Earthrise" over the lunar horizon was taken by the Apollo 8 crew 35 years ago in December 1968, showing Earth for the first time as it appears from deep space. Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders had become the first humans to leave Earth orbit, entering lunar orbit on Christmas Eve. In a historic live broadcast that night, the crew took turns reading from the Book of Genesis, closing with a holiday wish from Commander Borman: "We close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you -- all of you on the good Earth." (UPI Photo/NASA)
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Frank Frederick Borman, II (born March 14, 1928) is a retired NASA astronaut and engineer, best remembered as the Commander of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon, making him, along with fellow crew mates Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, the first of only 24 humans to do so. Before flying on Apollo, he set a fourteen-day spaceflight endurance record on Gemini 7, and also served on the NASA review board which investigated the Apollo 1 fire. After leaving NASA, he was the chief executive officer (CEO) of Eastern Air Lines from 1975 to 1986. Frank Borman is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. In the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, Borman was played by David Andrews.

Borman was born in Gary, Indiana, where the Frank Borman Expressway is named after him. Because he suffered from numerous sinus problems in the cold and damp weather, his father packed up the family and moved to the better climate of Tucson, Arizona, which Borman considers his home town. He started to fly at the age of 15. He is a graduate of the Tucson High School. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1950 where he served as an Army Football Manager, and along with part of his graduating class, he entered the United States Air Force (USAF) and became a fighter pilot. He received his Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1957. Later, Borman was selected for the USAF test pilot school and became a test pilot.

Borman was selected by NASA for the second NASA astronaut group in 1962, and was chosen as the Command Pilot for Gemini 7. He was one of just four of this group chosen to command their first Gemini missions, the others being James McDivitt, Neil Armstrong, and Elliot See. (See was killed in a T-38 trainer jet crash three months before his mission. Astronauts Gerald Carr and Joe Engle, selected later, also commanded their first space flights.)

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