U.S. Astronaut (Ret.); Author of The Ordinary Spaceman; ISS and Space Shuttle spacewalker; Aquanaut
Clayton Anderson, US Astronaut Retired, was born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in nearby Ashland. He currently resides near Houston, Texas with his wife Susan, his son Cole, and daughter Sutton Marie. Recently retired after a stellar 30-year career with NASA, Anderson accumulated 167 days in space while living on board the International Space Station for over 5 months in 2007 and serving as a Mission Specialist with the Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-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. 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.”
His first book, "The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut," was released on June 1, 2015. Pick-up your copy today or order here: