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Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders killed in plane crash

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NASA astronaut William Anders, part of the Apollo 8 crew that orbited the moon in 1968, has died in a plane crash in Washington state at the age of 90. Anders’ son confirmed the incident, stating that the aircraft went down off the coast of Jones Island. The family expressed their devastation at the loss of their father, highlighting his piloting skills. Anders had a distinguished career in the military and served as an astronaut for NASA. He was known for capturing the iconic image of Earth from space during the Apollo 8 mission.