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Anderson ponders NASA’s future as shuttle program ends

The countdown clock is winding down on America’s space shuttle program, but astronaut Clay Anderson says he isn’t giving up on space. Anderson, the first and only Iowa State University graduate ever to reach orbit, says he hopes as this era of NASA space shuttles comes to an end, another better program will soon be …Continue reading “Anderson ponders NASA’s future as shuttle program ends”

AerE alum returns to space

NASA astronaut and Iowa State University AerE alum Clay Anderson has been named to the crew of the space shuttle Discovery for a mission to the International Space Station early next year. This will be Anderson’s second assignment in space, following a five-month stint onboard the International Space Station in 2007.