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AliveBorn: 10/17/1933 in Hong Kong
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."
Also see this person's photo entry in our Dead or Alive Data Base.