Which former US astronaut who took the historic ‘Earthrise’ photo from space over 55 years ago, died in a plane crash on June 7, 2024, at the age of 90.

A. Frank Borman
B. William Anders
C. James Lovell
D. None of These


Correct Answer: B. William Anders

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Anders had been piloting a small plane that crashed off the coast of Washington state.
A member of the Apollo 8 mission in December 1968, Anders became one of the first humans to orbit the Moon, along with fellow Americans Frank Borman and James Lovell. The crew circled the Moon 10 times without landing, before successfully returning to Earth on Dec 27, 1968. On one of the lunar orbits, Anders captured a photo of the bright blue Earth against the vast darkness of space, with the Moon’s cratered surface in the foreground.

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