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Former NASA Astronaut; Author of "The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut"

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Clayton Anderson Biography

Clayton Anderson is - “Nebraska’s Astronaut!” Born in Omaha and raised in Ashland, he currently resides near Omaha, Nebraska with his beautifully talented wife Susan. Now retired (2013) after a stellar 30-year career with NASA, Anderson accumulated 167 days in space while living onboard the International Space Station for over 5 months in 2007 and serving as a Mission Specialist aboard Discovery with the STS-131 Space Shuttle crew in 2010.

A seasoned spacewalker, Anderson spent nearly 40 hours in the unforgiving vacuum of space, having helped build the space station through the execution of 6 spacewalks, ranking him in the top 40 on the world’s cumulative all-time spacewalk record list.

Author of 4 (a fifth is on the way!) hugely successful –and 3 award-winning-- books, Anderson’s remarkable career has been chronicled in a documentary by Nebraska Educational Television (NET) entitled “Homemade Astronaut.” He has appeared on the History Channel with Larry the Cable Guy (“Only in America,”) the Travel Channel with Kevin Connolly (“Armed and Ready)” and Don Wildman (“Off Limits”), and The Science Channel’s “Secret Space Escapes.”

Anderson’s story is one of big dreams and perseverance. It is unique, heartwarming, and inspirational and shows with hard work and a little luck, anyone can “…dare to be extraordinary!”

Speaking Topics
  • For the Beauty of the Earth

    Spending 152 days floating above our beautiful planet changes one’s “orbital” perspective of the spaceship we call Earth. Through photos taken during his expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), Anderson provides an entertaining and reflective discussion of life onboard the United States’ most complex technical achievement. Beginning by involving the audience in a “pseudo” game of Jeopardy and the category of “US and World Geography for $5000,” the presentation focuses on how this life changing experience led to a strengthening of his personal faith.

  • “Never a Commander, Always a Leader”

    A two-time Shuttle and ISS Astronaut, logging over 167 days living and working in outer space, Anderson was never allowed the coveted slot of Mission Commander. Undaunted by this apparent management oversight, Anderson’s career reflects consistent leadership in all facets of his NASA career. Through the process of pursuing his lifelong dream of preparing to live and work in space, fertile ground is provided for developing and enhancing one’s personal management and leadership style. Through his unique on-orbit perspective, Anderson offers three simple leadership tenets that could prove helpful to you and your organization as you tackle your future successes!

  • “The Dream of a Lifetime”

    Hop into the flight suit pocket of US Astronaut, Clayton Anderson, and learn about the journey of this small-town Nebraska boy who spent 167 days living and working in space. Anderson, who was “kicked to the curb” by NASA 14 times before his ultimate selection, went on to become a veteran spacewalker ranked 28th on the world’s list, with nearly 40 hours working in the vacuum of space over 6 spacewalks,

    Anderson’s story of humility, perseverance and hard work gives a unique personal perspective into his life and an openly human look at what it takes to be a successful “steely-eyed astronaut”. Entertaining and informative, Anderson will challenge attendees to examine how they may apply the same concepts to their everyday work and personal lives.

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The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

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  • How do I book Clayton Anderson to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Clayton Anderson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Clayton Anderson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Clayton Anderson or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Clayton Anderson

    Speaking fees for Clayton Anderson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Clayton Anderson are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and $20,000 - $30,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Clayton Anderson, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Clayton Anderson speak about?

    Clayton Anderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Astronauts, Authors, Leadership Speakers, Motivation, Personal Growth, Science and Technology, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Clayton Anderson travel from?

    Clayton Anderson generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Clayton Anderson’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Clayton Anderson for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Clayton Anderson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Clayton Anderson or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Former NASA Astronaut; Author of "The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut"

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Clayton Anderson Biography

Clayton Anderson is - “Nebraska’s Astronaut!” Born in Omaha and raised in Ashland, he currently resides near Omaha, Nebraska with his beautifully talented wife Susan. Now retired (2013) after a stellar 30-year career with NASA, Anderson accumulated 167 days in space while living onboard the International Space Station for over 5 months in 2007 and serving as a Mission Specialist aboard Discovery with the STS-131 Space Shuttle crew in 2010.

A seasoned spacewalker, Anderson spent nearly 40 hours in the unforgiving vacuum of space, having helped build the space station through the execution of 6 spacewalks, ranking him in the top 40 on the world’s cumulative all-time spacewalk record list.

Author of 4 (a fifth is on the way!) hugely successful –and 3 award-winning-- books, Anderson’s remarkable career has been chronicled in a documentary by Nebraska Educational Television (NET) entitled “Homemade Astronaut.” He has appeared on the History Channel with Larry the Cable Guy (“Only in America,”) the Travel Channel with Kevin Connolly (“Armed and Ready)” and Don Wildman (“Off Limits”), and The Science Channel’s “Secret Space Escapes.”

Anderson’s story is one of big dreams and perseverance. It is unique, heartwarming, and inspirational and shows with hard work and a little luck, anyone can “…dare to be extraordinary!”

Clayton Anderson Speaking Topics

  • For the Beauty of the Earth

    Spending 152 days floating above our beautiful planet changes one’s “orbital” perspective of the spaceship we call Earth. Through photos taken during his expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), Anderson provides an entertaining and reflective discussion of life onboard the United States’ most complex technical achievement. Beginning by involving the audience in a “pseudo” game of Jeopardy and the category of “US and World Geography for $5000,” the presentation focuses on how this life changing experience led to a strengthening of his personal faith.

  • “Never a Commander, Always a Leader”

    A two-time Shuttle and ISS Astronaut, logging over 167 days living and working in outer space, Anderson was never allowed the coveted slot of Mission Commander. Undaunted by this apparent management oversight, Anderson’s career reflects consistent leadership in all facets of his NASA career. Through the process of pursuing his lifelong dream of preparing to live and work in space, fertile ground is provided for developing and enhancing one’s personal management and leadership style. Through his unique on-orbit perspective, Anderson offers three simple leadership tenets that could prove helpful to you and your organization as you tackle your future successes!

  • “The Dream of a Lifetime”

    Hop into the flight suit pocket of US Astronaut, Clayton Anderson, and learn about the journey of this small-town Nebraska boy who spent 167 days living and working in space. Anderson, who was “kicked to the curb” by NASA 14 times before his ultimate selection, went on to become a veteran spacewalker ranked 28th on the world’s list, with nearly 40 hours working in the vacuum of space over 6 spacewalks,

    Anderson’s story of humility, perseverance and hard work gives a unique personal perspective into his life and an openly human look at what it takes to be a successful “steely-eyed astronaut”. Entertaining and informative, Anderson will challenge attendees to examine how they may apply the same concepts to their everyday work and personal lives.

Clayton Anderson Videos

  • KSC Astronaut Clayton Anderson Knows How to Make an Entrance ...
    Great video of the story behind my first visit --and entrance-- into the International Space Station! An "Astro Clay" classic!

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FAQs on booking Clayton Anderson

  • How do I book Clayton Anderson to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Clayton Anderson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Clayton Anderson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Clayton Anderson or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Clayton Anderson

    Speaking fees for Clayton Anderson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Clayton Anderson are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and $20,000 - $30,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Clayton Anderson, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Clayton Anderson speak about?

    Clayton Anderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Astronauts, Authors, Leadership Speakers, Motivation, Personal Growth, Science and Technology, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Clayton Anderson travel from?

    Clayton Anderson generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Clayton Anderson’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Clayton Anderson for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Clayton Anderson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Clayton Anderson or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Clayton Anderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as For the Beauty of the Earth, “Never a Commander, Always a Leader” and “The Dream of a Lifetime”. The estimated speaking fee range to book Clayton Anderson for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Clayton Anderson generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Garrett Reisman, Bernard Harris, Ron Garan, John Herrington and Yvonne Cagle. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Clayton Anderson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Clayton Anderson Speaking Topics

  • For the Beauty of the Earth

    Spending 152 days floating above our beautiful planet changes one’s “orbital” perspective of the spaceship we call Earth. Through photos taken during his expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), Anderson provides an entertaining and reflective discussion of life onboard the United States’ most complex technical achievement. Beginning by involving the audience in a “pseudo” game of Jeopardy and the category of “US and World Geography for $5000,” the presentation focuses on how this life changing experience led to a strengthening of his personal faith.

  • “Never a Commander, Always a Leader”

    A two-time Shuttle and ISS Astronaut, logging over 167 days living and working in outer space, Anderson was never allowed the coveted slot of Mission Commander. Undaunted by this apparent management oversight, Anderson’s career reflects consistent leadership in all facets of his NASA career. Through the process of pursuing his lifelong dream of preparing to live and work in space, fertile ground is provided for developing and enhancing one’s personal management and leadership style. Through his unique on-orbit perspective, Anderson offers three simple leadership tenets that could prove helpful to you and your organization as you tackle your future successes!

  • “The Dream of a Lifetime”

    Hop into the flight suit pocket of US Astronaut, Clayton Anderson, and learn about the journey of this small-town Nebraska boy who spent 167 days living and working in space. Anderson, who was “kicked to the curb” by NASA 14 times before his ultimate selection, went on to become a veteran spacewalker ranked 28th on the world’s list, with nearly 40 hours working in the vacuum of space over 6 spacewalks,

    Anderson’s story of humility, perseverance and hard work gives a unique personal perspective into his life and an openly human look at what it takes to be a successful “steely-eyed astronaut”. Entertaining and informative, Anderson will challenge attendees to examine how they may apply the same concepts to their everyday work and personal lives.

Clayton Anderson Speaker Videos

  • KSC Astronaut Clayton Anderson Knows How to Make an Entrance ...
    Great video of the story behind my first visit --and entrance-- into the International Space Station! An "Astro Clay" classic!

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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