In 2003, Washington native Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson was one of 7 American heroes who perished aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia as it hurtled towards Earth. From his blue-collar foundations, Michael P. Anderson aspired to fly and explore the universe and his dreams came true, he said, through hard work, dedication and a commitment to achievement. Anderson tirelessly talked about those same qualities to every child he spoke with during his many school and community presentations in Washington and around the country, which inspired the Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program at The Museum of Flight.
The Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program teaches students about science, engineering, flight dynamics and navigation in hands-on, state-of-the-art labs and simulators. Additionally, students are mentored by aerospace professionals including Alaska Airlines pilots, military aviators, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), Tuskegee Airmen, and Museum of Flight staff—taking them to new places, exposing them to new opportunities and creating dreams many had never even considered before.
For more information, contact 206-764-5876 or PJClearwater@museumofflight.org.
Availability & Price
This program is offered to student in 6 - 8th grade and at no cost to participants.
To register for the Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program, please follow one of the links below.