Michael John Smith

American astronaut (1945-1986)

Michael John Smith (April 30, 1945 – January 28, 1986), was known as Mike Smith. He was an American astronaut. On 28 January 1986 he was the pilot of the Space Shuttle Challenger. He and his crew were killed when the Challenger exploded 73 seconds into its flight.[1]

Astronaut Michael John Smith

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  1. European Space Agency (Esa) Handbook (Washington DC; Belgium: International Business Publications, 2011), p. 148