Astronaut Clayton Anderson joins Iowa State engineering faculty

AMES, Iowa – Clayton Anderson, an Iowa State University graduate and former NASA astronaut, will join the university as a distinguished faculty fellow in aerospace engineering.

Anderson, a native of Nebraska, received his master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State in 1983. He joined NASA’s Johnson Space Center that same year, working in the Mission Planning and Analysis Division, Mission Operations Directorate, and managing the center’s emergency operations center before being selected as an astronaut candidate in 1998.

Listen to Clayton Anderson on Iowa Public Radio‘s River to River: [audio:https://news.engineering.iastate.edu/wp-content/blogs.dir/3/files/2013/09/IPR_130913_ClayAnderson.mp3]