Michael P. Anderson

Michael P. Anderson

Status: Lost In Flight
12/28/1959 – 2/1/2003
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Michael Phillip Anderson 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. Anderson served as the payload commander and lieutenant colonel in charge of science experiments on the Columbia. Anderson was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

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