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Michael P. Anderson
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1995 portrait
Born
Michael Phillip Anderson

(1959-12-25)December 25, 1959
Plattsburgh, New York,
United States
Died February 1, 2003(2003-02-01) (aged 43)
over Texas
Nationality American
Alma mater Washington, B.S. 1981
Creighton, M.S. 1990
Awards Congressional Space Medal of Honor
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Previous occupation
Pilot, scientist
Rank Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force
Time in space
24d 18h 08min
Selection 1994 NASA Group 15
Missions STS-89, STS-107
Mission insignia
Sts-89-patch.svg STS-107 Flight Insignia.svg

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.

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