William Alison Anders
|Rank||Major General, USAF|
Time in space
|6d 03h 00m|
|Selection||1963 NASA Group|
William Alison Anders (born October 17, 1933 in Hong Kong) is a former United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut, businessman, and engineer. He is was a member of the Apollo 8 space mission. Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell were some of the astronauts the to leave the orbit of the Earth and go to the Moon.
He has a wife named Valerie E. Hoard. He has six children, Alan, Glen, Gregory, Eric, Gayle and Daina.
He was a fighter pilot and an air defence commander. He received a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in Nuclear Engineering. He graduated from Naval Academy. In 1964, NASA selected him as an astronaut with important responsibilities.
- Remarks by the President at the National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting (2009)
- International Space Hall of Fame - New Mexico Museum of Space History