Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman Autographed Earthrise Photograph Mint For Sale
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Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman Autographed Earthrise Photograph!
Air Force Colonel Frank Borman was a Group 2 Astronaut Selection. He flew as mission commander on Gemini 7, a 14-day marathon with Jim Lovell that featured the first rendezvous in space. But his most famous flight was Apollo 8, a flight that orbited the moon with astronauts Jim Lovell and Bill Anders in December 1968. Chris Kraft called the flight of Apollo 8 the boldest decision NASA ever made. Three astronauts would enter moon’s orbit and have one SPS engine to return to earth. There was no backup if that engine failed. The mission has long been forgotten by most of the American public (Apollo 11 would land on the moon in July 1969), but one of the most iconic and well-known images is a photograph of the earth rising over the stark lunar surface, called Earthrise. It showed the beautiful blue planet in a vast sea of darkness.
This is an 8 x 10” photograph of the famous photograph autographed by the mission commander, Frank Borman. He has signed in silver ink and added Apollo 8 CDR. The photograph is in mint condition and includes a certificate of authenticity from the signing event. The photograph will make in excellent display or an investment as items from the Apollo era only increase in value over time.