William Anders

1933 - Today

William Anders

William Alison Anders (born October 17, 1933) is a retired United States Air Force major general, former electrical engineer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. In December 1968, as a crew member of Apollo 8, he was one of the first three people to leave low Earth orbit and travel to the Moon. Along with fellow astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell, Anders circled the Moon ten times, and broadcast live images and commentary back to Earth. During one of the mission's lunar orbits he photographed the iconic image, Earthrise.Apart from his professional and military careers, Anders was the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Anders has received more than 529,130 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 29th most popular astronaut.

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Among astronauts, William Anders ranks 29 out of 501Before him are Alan Bean, Svetlana Savitskaya, Bruce McCandless II, James Irwin, Ed White, and Frank Borman. After him are Charles Duke, Roger B. Chaffee, Pavel Popovich, Valeri Kubasov, Ilan Ramon, and Georgy Dobrovolsky.

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Among people born in 1933, William Anders ranks 83Before him are Jerzy Kosiński, Liliana Cavani, Danny Aiello, Robert Curl, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and Jeremy Brett. After him are Rik Van Looy, Katharine, Duchess of Kent, Sylva Koscina, Teresa Berganza, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and Egil Danielsen.

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In Hong Kong

Among people born in Hong Kong, William Anders ranks 1 out of 49After him are Carrie Lam (1957), Ma Ying-jeou (1950), Yuen Biao (1957), Andy Lau (1961), John Tong Hon (1939), Raymond Chow (1927), Tony Leung Chiu-wai (1962), John Lone (1952), Maggie Cheung (1964), Yuen Wah (1950), and Nora Miao (1952).