Bill Anders


Born: 10/17/1933 in Hong Kong
Died: 6/7/2024
Age: 90
Cause of death: private plane crash

Full name: William Alison Anders
Noted For: U.S. astronaut; as lunar module pilot on the Apollo 8 mission, became one of the first three humans to leave Earth orbit and fly to the moon. Joined his crewmates Frank Borman and Jim Lovell in a Bible reading from lunar orbit on 24 December 1968. Took a famous photograph of the Earth rising over the moon.
Quotation: "We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth."

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