Remove Ads
Michael P. Anderson

Michael P. Anderson

  • Status: Lost In Flight
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 12/28/1959
  • Date of Death: 02/01/2003
  • First Flight: 01/23/1998
  • Last Flight: 01/16/2003


Michael P. Anderson, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *