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February 1, 2013 in City
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Barbara Anderson, foreground, the mother of the late Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson, an astronaut who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia crash in 2003, smiles as she checks out hallway decorations honoring her son as fifth-graders Asia Psota, left, Ariana Love, center, and Margaret Jacquay wait to meet her on Thursday at Michael Anderson Elementary on Fairchild Air Force Base.

Katherine Hart, a preschooler at Michael Anderson Elementary, smiles as she presses her hand to a rainbow of handprints in honor of Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson, as her mother, Tera Hart, right, smiles with family friend Deb Teagan at Michael Anderson Elementary School.