The Apollo 8 astronauts Jim Lovell, William Anders and Frank Borman were the first men to orbit the moon
Jim Lovell: "[Person of the Year] always reminded me of a very significant milestone. We were able to complete a very turbulent year by doing something that was respected and honored, not just in the U.S. but by the whole world."
William Anders: "The main objective contrary to what a lot of people think was to beat the Russians to the moon. [Being named Person of the Year] was really a wake-up call that Apollo 8 was bigger than just beating the commies."