April 25: Online Conversation with NASA Astronaut Clayton Anderson

Clayton Anderson

NASA Space Shuttle and International Space Station astronaut Clayton Anderson will be holding a Q&A session via Zoom for the next National Space Society Iowa Chapter Meeting:

Monday, April 25, 5:30 p.m. CDT via Zoom or in-person at DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Ave., West Des Moines.

Zoom: Information below.

This will be a question and answer session, so be prepared with your questions for Clayton! If you need any inspiration to formulate your questions, consider reading any of his books:

  • The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut (see NSS Review)
  • It’s a Question of Space: An Ordinary Astronauts Answers to Sometimes Extraordinary Questions
  • A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet
  • Letters from Space

As always, we’d appreciate it if you can let us know if and how you plan to participate, at nssiowa@gmail.com.

Clayton Anderson is simply “out of this world!” Retired after a stellar 30-year career with NASA, Clayton has accumulated 167 days in space while living onboard the International Space Station for over 5 months in 2007 and serving as a Mission Specialist with the Space Shuttle 131 crew in 2010. A seasoned spacewalker, Anderson spent nearly 40 hours in the unforgiving vacuum of space, having helped to build the space station through the execution of 6 spacewalks, placing him 27th on the list of cumulative spacewalk world records. Clayton’s remarkable career has been chronicled in a documentary by Nebraska Educational Television (NET) entitled Homemade Astronaut. He has appeared on the History Channel with Larry the Cable Guy in Only in America, and the Travel Channel with Kevin Connolly in Armed and Ready and Don Wildman in Off Limits.

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