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

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 Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson Biography

“Astro Clay” –Astronaut Clayton Anderson– applied 15 times before NASA selected him as an astronaut in 1998; and he spent 30 years working for NASA, as an engineer and astronaut.

Anderson was a member of the Expedition 15 crew and spent 152 days on board the International Space Station. He launched to the station aboard Shuttle Atlantis as Mission Specialist 5 for the STS-117 mission, and remained on board as a member of the Expedition 16 crew before returning to earth aboard Discovery on mission STS-120. Two of the photos that he took during his July and August 2007 spacewalks were listed on Popular Science's photo gallery of the best astronaut selfies.

A regular contributor to Quora.com (a Top Writer 2015, 16, 17), and numerous publications like the Huffington Post, Anderson’s writings have been published in the Huffington Post, Slate, Forbes, Apple News, Huffington Post UK/FR, Newsweek, Gizmodo, CNET, Nextgov, Daily Digest News, and Quartz.

Clayton is a multi-published author. Following the huge success of his first book The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut, Clayton released his first children’s book A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet. He also entered into the world of young adult publications with his Q and A book, It’s a Question of Space: An Ordinary Astronaut’s Answers to Sometimes Extraordinary Questions.

Succeeding in one of the most difficult and coveted jobs in the world through perseverance and a never-give-up mantra, Anderson employs NASA’s “Plan, Train and Fly (Execute)” philosophy, along with lessons learned in the areas of leadership, persistence and passion, to deliver a unique and “out of this world” insight for achieving practical execution to all his speaking engagements and projects. A popular speaker on teamwork, leadership, STEAM, perseverance and big dreams, Clayton is a hit with audiences of all ages, which have included TEDx, BP, the Idaho Potato Commission, NASA, Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska, DuPont, the Distribution Contractors Association, and many others. Clayton Anderson never gives up!

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The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

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  • “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.

  • “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!

  • 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.

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Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson

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

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Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson Biography

“Astro Clay” –Astronaut Clayton Anderson– applied 15 times before NASA selected him as an astronaut in 1998; and he spent 30 years working for NASA, as an engineer and astronaut.

Anderson was a member of the Expedition 15 crew and spent 152 days on board the International Space Station. He launched to the station aboard Shuttle Atlantis as Mission Specialist 5 for the STS-117 mission, and remained on board as a member of the Expedition 16 crew before returning to earth aboard Discovery on mission STS-120. Two of the photos that he took during his July and August 2007 spacewalks were listed on Popular Science's photo gallery of the best astronaut selfies.

A regular contributor to Quora.com (a Top Writer 2015, 16, 17), and numerous publications like the Huffington Post, Anderson’s writings have been published in the Huffington Post, Slate, Forbes, Apple News, Huffington Post UK/FR, Newsweek, Gizmodo, CNET, Nextgov, Daily Digest News, and Quartz.

Clayton is a multi-published author. Following the huge success of his first book The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut, Clayton released his first children’s book A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet. He also entered into the world of young adult publications with his Q and A book, It’s a Question of Space: An Ordinary Astronaut’s Answers to Sometimes Extraordinary Questions.

Succeeding in one of the most difficult and coveted jobs in the world through perseverance and a never-give-up mantra, Anderson employs NASA’s “Plan, Train and Fly (Execute)” philosophy, along with lessons learned in the areas of leadership, persistence and passion, to deliver a unique and “out of this world” insight for achieving practical execution to all his speaking engagements and projects. A popular speaker on teamwork, leadership, STEAM, perseverance and big dreams, Clayton is a hit with audiences of all ages, which have included TEDx, BP, the Idaho Potato Commission, NASA, Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska, DuPont, the Distribution Contractors Association, and many others. Clayton Anderson never gives up!

Clayton "Astro Clay" 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!
  • The force of gravity | Clayton Anderson | TEDxSalford

Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson Books

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Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson Speaking Topics

  • “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.

  • “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!

  • 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.

FAQs on booking Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson

  • How to book Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Clayton "Astro Clay" 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 pricing information and check availability for Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson?

    Booking fees for Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson generally travels from Houston, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Garrett Reisman, Gregory H. “Box” Johnson, Thomas D. Jones, PhD, David Wolf and Colonel Mike Mullane. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson for an upcoming event.

Clayton "Astro Clay" 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!
    The force of gravity | Clayton Anderson | TEDxSalford

Clayton "Astro Clay" Anderson Speaking Topics

  • “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.

  • “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!

  • 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.

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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.

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