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The 90-year-old astronaut of "Apollo-8" died in the crash of the plane in the state of Washington


Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, who owns one of the most iconic photographs of the space age, the blue-white ball of Earth in the dark of space against the rising horizon of the Moon, was killed Friday when the small plane he was piloting crashed in Washington, D.C. in the state. He was 90 years old. His son, Greg Anders, confirmed his father's death in an interview with CBS News, saying that the plane that crashed belonged to his father. The FAA told CBS News that the Beech A45, which only had was the pilot, at 11:40 local time he fell into the Roche Harbor basin, which is located on San Juan Island. An investigation is underway by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board. Anders, who was born in Hong Kong in 1933. in October, studied at the US Naval Academy and the Institute of Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1964. was selected as an astronaut in the NASA space program and flew more than 6,000 hours. In addition to being the pilot of the lunar module of "Apollo-8", he was also a reserve pilot for the flights of "Gemini XI" and "Apollo-11".