ISU ASTRONAUT: Clayton Anderson Joins Faculty

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An Iowa State University graduate is coming back to the school to pass along his first-hand knowledge of space.

Clayton Anderson, a former NASA astronaut, is joining the school’s faculty. He’ll be part of the engineering program in his role as a distinguished faculty fellow in aerospace engineering.

Anderson has spent 167 days in space, with most of that time being served at the International Space Station.

He received his master’s degree in aerospace engineering from ISU in 1983.

“It’s not every day that we get an opportunity to hire an ‘astronaut in residence,’” says ISU President Steven Leath. “I am thrilled our students will learn from Clayton’s knowledge and experience as they foster their own dreams for careers in science and even space travel.”

Anderson’s will begin his work at ISU in October.



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