By the Light of the Moon
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Chapters 4-6

By Curtis C. Chen
Jul 18, 2019 · 8,170 words · 30 minutes


From the author: When Frank met Jim. When Bill Anders learned he was going to the Moon. Why Susan Borman started drinking.


IV

When Frank Borman and Jim Lovell first met, they were in the air.

It was a sunny, cloudless September morning in 1962, and Frank had inhaled the crisp early autumn air deeply as he walked out onto the tarmac toward his aircraft, one of the Air Force’s newest and fastest test planes. As a senior instructor at the Aerospace Research Pilot School, Edwards AFB, California, he rated certain privileges.

“Nice morning for it,” said the mechanic, walking the other way.

Frank nodded at the man....

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