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Bill Anders (II)

Bill Anders was born on October 17, 1933 in Hong Kong as William Alison Anders. He is known for his work on Failure Is Not an Option (2003), Secrets of the Moon Landings (2007) and The Restorers (2003). He has been married to Valerie Hoard Anders since 1955. They have six children. See full bio »

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Known For

The Restorers
The Restorers Himself
The Apollo Years


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 2005 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (footage and photos courtesy of - 1 episode)
- Race to the Moon (2005) ... (footage and photos courtesy of)
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 2014 The Saturn V Story (Documentary)
 2009 The Apollo Years (Video)
 2008-2009 When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Apollo 8
- 40th Anniversary Special (2009) ... Himself
- Landing the Eagle (2008) ... Himself - Apollo 8
 2009 NASA: Triumph and Tragedy (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 8
- One Small Step (2009) ... Himself - Apollo 8
 2007 Secrets of the Moon Landings (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 8 Astronaut
- Race to the Moon (2005) ... Himself - Apollo 8 Astronaut
 2003 Failure Is Not an Option (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 The Restorers (Documentary)
Himself (as Maj. Gen. William Anders)
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 2014 The Flat Earth Conspiracy (Video documentary)
Himself - Apollo 8 (as Willie Anders)
 2012 Genesis Week (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 8 Astronaut
- The End Is Nye! (2012) ... Himself - Apollo 8 Astronaut (uncredited)
 2008 Moon Machines (TV Series documentary)
- The Command Module (2008) ... Himself
- The Saturn V Rocket (2008) ... Himself
 1989 For All Mankind (Documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Maj. Gen. William Anders | Willie Anders

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On Apollo 8 he flew with Jim Lovell and Frank Borman becoming the first men to leave earth orbit and circle the moon. They made a memorable Christmas Eve television broadcast showing the lunar surface and reading from the first chapter of Genesis.

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