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For her, the risks surrounding the Apollo 8 mission seemed so obvious and incomprehensible that she no longer had faith in the success of the flight. She truly expected him to die in orbit around the moon. She did not let Frank know of her conviction. He had chosen to risk his life for his country, and for eighteen years it had been her job to support him, regardless of the danger. "6 Frank did suspect that Susan was more frightened than usual. Christopher Kraft, Director of NASA Flight Operations, had come to visit her one night several weeks earlier, and they had talked about the flight and risks and dangers Frank faced.
For his sophomore and junior years at West Point Frank Borman did live like a monk, though not for his original reasons. He dated no one, and instead courted Susan by mail, sending her presents and gifts whenever he could. When he came back to Tucson during school breaks she was the first Page 28 person he called. And though they dated, the relationship did not have its previous spark. Susan kept her distance. She wasn't going to be fooled again. By the time of Frank's senior year in 1950 Susan was attending the University of Pennsylvania, studying dental hygiene.
Neither, however, had yet considered marriage. Frank's focus was instead on flying. I. Bill, or apply to West Point. Unfortunately, he hadn't thought of West Point until well into his senior year of high school. It was now too late. There were too many applicants ahead of him. Then, as Borman believes, fate intervened. The son of a local judge was in trouble, hanging out with the wrong people. Having heard that a certain high school student by the name of Borman had not only obtained his pilot's license but also built and flew model airplanes, the judge asked Frank to work with his son.