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Michael P. Anderson

American - ( NASA)

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Date of Birth: Dec. 28, 1959
Date of Death: Feb. 1, 2003


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.

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-101 | STS-89

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 23, 1998, 2:48 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-89 was a space shuttle mission to the Mir space station flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour, and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 22 January 1998.

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Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-107

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 16, 2003, 3:39 p.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-107 was the 113th flight of the Space Shuttle program, and the disastrous final flight of Space Shuttle Columbia. The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 16, 2003, and during its 15 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, 32 seconds in orbit conducted a multitude of international scientific experiments.

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.