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Anderson, Michael Phillip

Born: 1959 AD
Died: 2003 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Astronauts, Aviators

1959 – Born on December 25th in Plattsburgh, New York. American Mission Specialist Astronaut.

1977 – Graduated from Cheney High School in Cheney, Washington.

1981 – Received his bachelor of science degree in physics/astronomy from University of Washington.

         – Anderson graduated form the University of Washington and was commissioned a second lieutenant.

1983 – Recipient of the Armed Forces Communication Electronics Associations Academic Excellence Award.

1986 – He was selected to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB, Oklahoma.

1990 – Earned his Master of science degree in physics from Creighton University.

1991-1992 – He served as an aircraft commander and instructor pilot in the 920th Air Refueling Squadron, Wurtsmith AFB Michigan.

         – He was assigned as a instructor pilot and tactics officer in the 380 Air Refueling Wing, Plattsburgh AFB New York.

1995 – Selected by NASA in December, Anderson reported to the Johnson Space Center in March.

         – He completed a year of training and evaluation, and is qualified for flight crew assignment as a mission specialist.

1998 – STS-89, was the eighth Shuttle-Mir docking mission during which the crew transferred more than 8,000 pounds of scientific equipment, logistical hardware and water from Space Shuttle Endeavour to Mir.

2003 – Died on February 1st. Perished in Columbia shuttle disintegration during re-entry.

         – Shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts were lost when the vehicle broke up over north central Texas during its re-entry from orbit.