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Apollo 8 astronaut Anders, who took ‘Earthrise’ photo, reported dead in plane crash

Retired astronaut William Anders, one of the first three humans to orbit the moon, who captured the "Earthrise" photo during NASA's Apollo 8 mission, died on Friday (June 7) when the small plane he was piloting crashed in Washington state, local media reported. Anders, 90, was the only person aboard the aircraft when it went down off the coast of Jones Island, part of the San Juan Islands archipelago between Washington and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, The Seattle Times reported, citing h...

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