On September 17, 1962, the Manned Spacecraft Center of NASA in Houston showcased nine new crew members. In the front row, from left to right, are Charles Conrad, Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong, and John Young. The back row includes Elliott See, James McDivitt, James Lovell, Edward White, and Thomas Stafford.
“Frank began his career as an officer with the U.S. Air Force,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said in a statement. “His love of flying proved essential through his positions as a fighter pilot, operational pilot, test pilot, and assistant professor. His exceptional experience and expertise led him to be chosen by NASA to join the second group of astronauts.”