Frank Borman was selected as a NASA Astronaut in the second group in 1962. He was a veteran of the Gemini 7 space orbital rendezvous mission with Gemini 6 before being named as the commander of Apollo 8, the first lunar orbital mission, in 1968.
Captain James Lovell was selected as an Astronaut by NASA in September 1962. He flew on 4 missions over his NASA Career: Gemini VII and XII, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13. He held the record for time in space with a total of 715 hours and 5 minutes until surpassed by the Skylab flights.
Selected as an astronaut in NASA’s third astronaut group, William Anders was on the backup crew for Gemini XI, flew on NASA’s first crewed lunar orbit mission on the Apollo 8 spacecraft, and served on the backup crew for Apollo 11. In the summer of 1969, he left NASA to serve as the Executive Secretary for the National Aeronautics and Space Council. Anders took the “Earthrise” photo while in lunar orbit on December 24, 1968.