Michael P Anderson
- Category : Travel-Astronaut
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (27,51,57)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 2
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.