Discovery touches down

Iowa State aerospace engineering alum Clay Anderson and six other astronauts onboard the space shuttle Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida around 12 noon CST Wednesday. While the other astronauts spent two weeks in space, Anderson returned to Earth after more than five months living on the International Space Station (ISS). While at … Continue reading Discovery touches down

Anderson prepares for new arrivals

Aerospace engineering alum Clay Anderson and his Exhibition 15 crewmates are preparing for major changes on the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition 16 crew with commander Peggy Whitson and flight engineer Yuri Malenchenko is scheduled to arrive October 12. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, a Malaysian spaceflight participant, will accompany them. Shukor, along with Anderson’s crewmates, … Continue reading Anderson prepares for new arrivals

Team develops sensor to detect leaks in spacecraft

Contacts: Dale Chimenti, Aerospace Engineering, (515) 294-5853, chimenti@iastate.edu Kevin Champaigne, Invocon, Inc., (281) 332-2897, champaigne@invocon.com Mike Krapfl, News Service, (515) 294-4917, mkrapfl@iastate.edu Iowa State engineer develops technology to quickly find leaks in spacecraft AMES, Iowa — Tiny meteors flash through space. There’s spacecraft debris flying around, too. And so there’s a risk that objects just … Continue reading Team develops sensor to detect leaks in spacecraft

Anderson and crewmates move Soyuz

Aerospace engineering alum Clay Anderson and his Exhibition 15 crewmates onboard the International Space Station (ISS) are working on station maintenance in preparation for the arrival of two spacecraft and a major addition to the ISS in October. On September 27, they boarded the Soyuz spacecraft that was docked in the Earth-facing port of the … Continue reading Anderson and crewmates move Soyuz

Anderson completes third spacewalk

AerE graduate Clay Anderson has now completed three spacewalks as a flight engineer working on the International Space Station (ISS).  On August 15, Anderson and Rick Mastracchio, flight specialist from the space shuttle Endeavour, worked outside of the space station for about five hours rearranging equipment to prepare for the addition of a new section … Continue reading Anderson completes third spacewalk

Anderson completes third spacewalk

AerE graduate Clay Anderson has now completed three spacewalks as a flight engineer working on the International Space Station (ISS).  On August 15, Anderson and Rick Mastracchio, flight specialist from the space shuttle Endeavour, worked outside of the space station for about five hours rearranging equipment to prepare for the addition of a new section … Continue reading Anderson completes third spacewalk