June 9th, 2024

Former astronaut William Anders killed in plane crash

Tragic news Friday, June 7 for the Anders family and all who knew this humble hero. Retired Air Force Major General and NASA astronaut William A. Anders, co-founder of the Heritage Flight Museum in Burlington, was killed in a plane crash. Among Anders’ many accomplishments was credit for taking the famous “Earthrise” photograph from a window of the Apollo 8 space capsule in December 1968. He was piloting a vintage airplane when the fatal accident occurred in the waters of San Juan Island. More details about Anders’ life to follow. (Black and white photo, NASA)

Steve Berentson

About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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