To the Stars

Michael P. Anderson statue outside the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.

Bronze statue has Michael dressed in his spacesuit, kneeling on one knee. He is balancing his helmet on his left knee, while he holds up a dove preparing to fly from his right hand. He has a peaceful look as he looks up to the sky.
Michael P. Anderson Statue Sculpted by Dorothy Fowler

“Science was something that really caught my attention. It was something I really could sink my teeth into.” ~ Michael P. Anderson

“I was always fascinated by science-fiction shows, shows like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Lost in Space.’ ” ~ Michael P. Anderson

Michael P. Anderson statue outside the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.

Bronze statue has Michael dressed in his spacesuit, kneeling on one knee. He is balancing his helmet on his left knee, while he holds up a dove preparing to fly from his right hand. He has a peaceful look as he looks up to the sky.
Michael P. Anderson Statue Sculpted by Dorothy Fowler

“Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature.” ~ Michael P. Anderson 

“As you look back at your life, there are just a million different things that have happened, just in the right way, to allow you to make your dreams come true. And you know, someone has all that under control.” ~ Michael P. Anderson

Plaque at the base of the Michael P. Anderson memorial:

"This is what I wanted to do since I was a little kid. If you apply yourself, work hard to be persistent, and don't give up, you can achieve anything you want to achieve."

Dreams really do come true.
Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson, Astronaut, Space Shuttle Columbia 
December 25, 1969 - February 1, 2003

Two Space Shuttle Missions listed.

A Washington native, Lt. Col. Anderson served with the USAF from 1981 to 1995 when he became a NASA Astronaut. He and his crew were lost during re-entry of STS-109,  aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. This statue was donated to the Museum of Flight in his memory and to all those he might inspire, June 25, 2009. Sculptor - Dorothy Fowler
Dedication Plaque
This entry was posted in Ponderings. Bookmark the permalink.

Drop a Note.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s