Tribute to Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson, Usaf

Publication year2022
CitationVol. 36

36 Creighton L. Rev. 605. TRIBUTE TO LT. COL. MICHAEL P. ANDERSON, USAF

Creighton Law Review


Vol. 36


FR. THOMAS S. MCSHANE, S.J.(fn*)


Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson, a graduate of Creighton University, was a member of the crew of the space shuttle Columbia when it went down tragically earlier this year. From his youth, Michael Anderson had a clear-cut goal of becoming an astronaut. Each stage in his life became a creative and effective means to achieving that end. He chose a career in the Air Force as his route. After serving in the AFROTC in college, he became a pilot in the United States Air Force. Upon winning an award for his work in communication electronics, he was assigned to Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, where he became a pilot for the airborne command post for the Strategic Air Command.

Early in this assignment, Anderson enrolled in graduate school at Creighton University to work on a...

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