Apollo 8 Astronaut Col. Frank Borman's luncheon presentation to the Board of Trustees

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On March 18, 1969 Apollo 8 Astronaut Col. Frank Borman received an Honorary Doctorate at Illinois Wesleyan University's Founders' Day Convocation. While on campus he also placed a time capsule in the cornerstone of the new Mark Evans Observatory.


The recording here is from a luncheon held for the Board of Trustees. The first speaker is Congressman (and IWU Trustee) Les Arends. President Robert S. Eckley speaks next and is followed by Col. Borman who narrates a film of the Apollo mission and then answers questions from the audience. At the end, Bloomington Mayor Robert J. McGraw presents Borman with a key to the city.


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