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Michael Philip Anderson

  • Birth 25 Dec 1959 Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 2003 Texas, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 46, Lot 1180-1
  • Memorial ID 7135889

United States Astronaut. As a 43-years-old Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, he was chosen as an astronaut in 1994. He was a Payload Commander on the Space Shuttle Columbia. On February 1, 2003 NASA lost all communication and radar contact with the shuttle just minutes before a 9:16AM scheduled landing time. A short time later it was confirmed that the Columbia had exploded over eastern Texas, and that there were no survivors. Lost in the tragedy with Lt. Col. Anderson were crew members Commander Rick Husband, Israeli Payload Specialist Ilan Ramone, Pilot Willam McCool, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist David Brown, and Mission Specialist Laural Clark.

Bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson


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  • Originally Created by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
  • Added: 1 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7135889
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Philip Anderson (25 Dec 1959–1 Feb 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7135889, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .