Michael P. Anderson (1959-2003)

Image Courtesy of NASA Michael P. Anderson, a former Spokane, Washington resident, was one of seven astronauts who died when Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry on February 1, 2003. Born on December 25, 1959, in Plattsburgh, New York to Robert and Barbara Anderson, Michael … Read MoreMichael P. Anderson (1959-2003)

Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. (1935-1967)

Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., was the first African American selected to be an astronaut.  He was also a test pilot and senior United States Air Force pilot with over 2,500 flight hours. Born in Chicago, Illinois on October 2, 1935, Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. graduated … Read MoreRobert Henry Lawrence Jr. (1935-1967)