Anderson, Michael P.
|born on||25 December 1959|
|Place||Plattsburgh, New York, 44n42, 73w27|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||03°10' or|
American astronaut: Michael P. Anderson – Mission specialist; Lt. Col. USAF; Space Shuttle Columbia. The space vehicle broke up upon reentry on 2/01/2003 starting approximately 7:53 AM CST overhead from California through Texas. All seven astronauts were lost.
Anderson received a Bachelor's in physics from the Univ. of Washington in 1981 and a Master's Degree in physics from Creighton University in 1990. A career in the Air Force followed with the ranking of lieutenant colonel and he was selected for the NASA program in 1994. From 1992-1995, he served as an instructor pilot and tactics officer in the 380th Air Refueling Wing at Plattsburgh, N.Y. In 1998, Anderson flew on the shuttle mission, Endeavor, that docked with Mir space station. During the Columbia mission, Anderson was responsible for the many experiments that were performed on the 16-day flight.
He is married.
- associate relationship with Brown, David M. (born 16 April 1956)
- associate relationship with Chawla, Kalpana (born 1 July 1961)
- associate relationship with Clark, Laurel B. (born 10 March 1961)
- associate relationship with Husband, Rick Douglas (born 12 July 1957)
- associate relationship with McCool, William C. (born 23 September 1961)
- associate relationship with Ramon, Ilan (born 20 June 1954)
- compare to chart of Space: Columbia Disaster (STS 107) (born 1 February 2003)
- Social : End a program of study 1981 (Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington)
- Social : End a program of study 1990 (Masters Degree from the Creighton University)
- Work : New Job 1992 (Tactics officer, instructor pilot)
- Work : New Career 1994 (Selected by NASA)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1998 (Docked with Mir space station)
- Work : Begin Major Project 16 January 2003 at 10:39 AM in Cape Canaveral, FL (Launch of Columbia, 16-day mission)
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Contributed by Pat Esclavon Hardy, Tampa, FL, citing NASA and CNN news sources
- Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (One of seven astronauts)
- Personal : Death : Accidental (Reentry explosion)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Air Force, Lt. Colonel)
- Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Space Shuttle Columbia)
- Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military