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CoE alum confident NASA will rebound from ‘limbo’

Clayton AndersonIowa State grad Clayton Anderson says the United States will eventually put people on Mars.

NASA will fight through its current budget- and politics-inspired malaise to continue space station missions and build toward a trip to Mars, a now-grounded Iowa State University-educated astronaut predicted Thursday.

Astronaut Clayton Anderson, who spent five months on the International Space Station in 2007, said the United States should lead space research, and the country needs the hope and awe that come with big missions.

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