William Anders

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William Alison Anders
NASA Astronaut
Nationality United States
Status Retired
Born October 17, 1933 (1933-10-17) (age 81)
Hong Kong
Other occupation Engineer
Rank Major General, USAF
Time in space 6d 03h 00m
Selection 1963 NASA Group
Missions Apollo 8
Mission insignia Apollo-8-patch.png

William Alison Anders (born October 17, 1933 in Hong Kong) is a former United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut, businessman, and engineer. He is was a member of the Apollo 8 space mission. Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell were some of the to leave the orbit of the Earth and go to the Moon.

The crew took the first pictures taken of the earth from the Moon.[1][2]

The Anders crater on the Moon is named in his honor.

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