NAME Frank Borman Colonel USAF Commander

BIRTHPLACE AND DATE Born March 14, 1928, In Gary, Ind., but grew up in Tucson, Ariz* His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Borman, now reside in Phoenix, Ariz. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION Blond hairi blue eyesi height 5 feet 10 Inches weight 163 pounds. EDUCATION Received a Bahcelor of Science degree from the United Stateb Military Academy at West Point in 1950 and a Master of Science degree In Aeronautical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., in 1957. MARITAL STATUS...

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The Apollo 8 flight plan calls for at least one crewman to be awake at all times. The normal work rest cycle will be 17 hours of work followed by seven hours of rest. The command module pilot and lunar module pilot sleep periods are scheduled simultaneously. Following the translunar injection burn, the crew will take off their space suits and put on the Inflight coveralls for the duration of the mission. The Apollo 8 spacecraft normally will remain fully powered up throughout the entire...

Manned Space Flight Network

The Manned Space Flight Network (MSFN) will have 14 ground stations, four instrumented ships, and six Instrumented aircraft ready for participation in Apollo 8. The MSFN is designed to keep in close contact with the spacecraft and astronauts at all times, except for the approximate 45 minutes Apollo will be behind the Moon. The network Is designed to provide reliable, continuous, and instantaneous communications with the astronauts, launch vehicle, and spacecraft from liftoff to splashdown. As...

Spacecraft Structure Systems

Apollo spacecraft No. 103 for the Apollo 8 mission is comprised of a launch escape system, command module, service module and a spacecraft-lunar module adapter. The latter serves as a mating structure to the instrument unit atop the S-IVB stage of the Saturn V for this mission, lunar module test article B LTA-B will be housed in the adapter. Launch Escape SyBtem LES Propels command module to safety in an aborted launch. It is made up of an open-frame tower structure mounted to the command...

Lunar Description

Terrain - Mountainous and crater-pitted, the former rising thousands of feet and the latter ranging from a few inches to 180 miles in diameter. The craters are thought to be formed by the Impact of meteorites. The surface is covered with a layer of fine-grained material resembling silt or sand, as well as small rocks. Environment - No air, no wind, and no moisture. The temperature ranges from 250 degrees in the two-week lunar day to 280 degrees below zero in the two-week lunar night. Gravity is...

Saturn V Launch Vehicle

The white Saturn V launch vehicle, with the Apollo spacecraft and launch escape system mounted atop, towers 363 feet above the launch pad. The three propulsive stages and the instrument unit have a combined height of 281 feet. The vehicle weighs 6,219,760 pounds at ignition. Marked with black paint in sections for better optical tracking, identified with huge red lettering, and wearing the United States Flag on the first stage, the giant vehicle is capable of hurling 285,000 pounds into low...

Apollo Glossary

Ablating Materials Special heat-dissipating materials on the surface of a spacecraft that can be sacrificed carried away, vaporized during re-entry. Abort The cutting short of an aerospace mission before it has accomplished its objective. Accelerometer--An instrument to sense accelerative forces and convert them into corresponding electrical quantities usually for controlling,neasurlng, indicating or recording purposes. Adapter Skirt- A flange or extension of a stage or section that provides a...

Drogue Chutes Reefed

Paper Space Rocket Thrust Lesson

L APEX COVER JETTISONED AT 2 000 FT .4 SEC 2. DROGUE CHUTES DEPLOYED REEFED AT 24,000 FT 2 SEC DROGUE CHUTE SINGLE STAGE DISREEF 10 SEC 4. MAIN CHUTE DEPLOYED REEFED VIA PILOT CHUTES AND DROGUE CHUTES RELEASED AT 10.000 FT 5. MAIN CHUTE INITIAL INFLATION 6. MAIN CHUTE FIRST STAGE DISREEF 6 SEC 7. VIF RECOVERY ANTENNAS AND FLASHING BEACON DEPLOYED 8 SEC 8. MAIN CHUTE SECOND STAGE DISREEF 10 SEC 9. MAIN CHUTES RELEASED amp LM PRESS PYRO VALVE CLOSED AFTER SPLASH DOWN fTLM