10/17/1933 in Hong KongAge:
85 Full name:
William Alison AndersNoted 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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