College of Engineering • Iowa State University

Astronaut Clay Anderson returns to campus

Astronaut Clay Anderson returns to campus


November 3, 2011 - November 5, 2011    
5:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Iowa State University
Iowa State University, Ames

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NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson (MS ’83 aerospace engineering) will visit campus in early November for several major events. Anderson will present a public lecture at 5 p.m. in Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall, on Nov. 3, followed by a reception in the Howe Hall Atrium. On Nov. 4, he will be hosted by the Department of Aerospace Engineering and later attend the ISU Alumni Association’s Cardinal & Gold Gala in Des Moines. On Saturday, Nov. 5, Anderson will sign autographs at Cyclone Central in the ISU Alumni Center, and during the football game he will present the ISU flag he flew in space in April 2010.



The End Becomes the Beginning – Astronaut Clayton Anderson

Thursday, November 3, 2011, 5:00 PM @ Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall  – Astronaut and Iowa State alum Clayton Anderson will share his experiences with NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. A veteran of two space flights, Anderson has logged 167 days in space and completed 5 months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2007. He performed three spacewalks during his time onboard the ISS and recently completed three additional spacewalks as an STS-131 crew member aboard Discovery in 2010. He has logged more than 38 hours of extravehicular activity. Anderson joined the Johnson Space Center in 1983 and held a number of positions before being selected as a mission specialist in 1998. He holds a a master of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University (1983).