The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the death of astronaut Frank Borman, who was the commander of the “Apollo 8” mission, at the age of 95.
NASA added that Borman passed away last Tuesday in the region of “Billings,” in the state of Montana, United States.
As the commander of the “Apollo 8” mission, the astronaut led the first manned mission around the moon in 1968, paving the way for a subsequent moon landing a few months later.
Borman was born in the state of Indiana, United States, and developed a passion for aviation at the age of 15, eventually leading him to the Air Force and then to NASA.
Borman received several awards, including the “Congressional Space Medal of Honor.”