Michael P. Anderson

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Michael P. Anderson
1995 portrait
Michael Phillip Anderson

(1959-12-25)December 25, 1959
Plattsburgh, New York,
United States
DiedFebruary 1, 2003(2003-02-01) (aged 43)
over Texas
Alma materWashington, B.S. 1981
Creighton, M.S. 1990
AwardsCongressional Space Medal of Honor
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Previous occupation
Pilot, scientist
RankLt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force
Time in space
24d 18h 08min
Selection1994 NASA Group 15
MissionsSTS-89, STS-107
Mission insignia

Michael Phillip Anderson (December 25, 1959 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Anderson and his six fellow crew members were killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the craft disintegrated during its re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NASA culture key to Columbia shuttle disaster". New Scientist. Retrieved 2016-12-14.