Astronaut William Anders Perishes

Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders, who photographed the iconic "Earthrise" from lunar orbit on Christmas Eve in 1968, died piloting a Beechcraft T-34 Mentor which crashed in the San Juan Islands near Seattle on June 7 at the age of 90. A huge enlargement of the Anders photo adorns the inside north wall of Building 103, the 43-acre main manufacturing building of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facilty in New Orleans East, whene the Apollo Saturn V Moon rockets were built. [6/8/2024]


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