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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
By United Press International
NASA celebrates 45th anniversary of Apollo 8 'Earthrise' photo

NASA celebrates 45th anniversary of Apollo 8 'Earthrise' photo

Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Forty-five years ago three NASA astronauts became the first men to orbit the moon, and in the process captured the historic Apollo 8 "Earthrise" photograph.
Ananth Baliga

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
By United Press International
Apollo 8 crew plans to reminisce

Apollo 8 crew plans to reminisce

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Nearly 40 years after the U.S. space agency sent Apollo 8 astronauts to the moon, those adventurers are planning a public reminiscence.

Feature: 'Apollo' program lives on

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Nearly 35 years after a near-disastrous space mission, Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell says he has long-since learned to see the mission as a success -- the way it is depicted in Ron Howard's 1995 movie "Apollo 13," now coming out in a 10th anniversary spe
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

A Blast from the Past

Death rained from the Scottish skies on this date in 1988. A bomb planted by terrorists caused Pam Am Flight 103 to explode in midair and crash to the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland -- killing everyone aboard and 11 people on the ground for a total death t
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past for Dec. 16-22.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 21.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 17.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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William Anders
Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders, Lunar Module (LM) pilot adjusts his helmet as he suits up for the Apollo 8 mission on December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to the moon and entered lunar orbit 40 years ago on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968. (UPI Photo/NASA/MSFC)
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William Alison Anders (born October 17, 1933) is a former United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. He is, along with Apollo 8 crewmates Frank Borman and Jim Lovell, one of the first three persons to have left Earth orbit and traveled to the Moon (of only 24 people to date).

Anders was born to Arthur Anders and Muriel Adams Anders in Hong Kong and was active in the Boy Scouts of America where he achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. Anders attended St. Martin's Academy and Grossmont High School in La Mesa, California.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1955 and a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in 1962. Anders completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 1979.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "William Anders."
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