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12-7-07

Astronaut on 'Talk of Iowa'

Clayton Anderson waves during a spacewalk.

Greetings from space

Clayton Anderson, who earned a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State in 1983, waves to the camera during a July spacewalk at the International Space Station. Anderson's nearly five months in space featured spacewalks, station repairs, science experiments, technology tests and at least two hours of exercise a day. The native of Nebraska even engaged in some home-state ribbing with Peggy Whitson, the station's Expedition 16 commander and a native of Iowa. NASA photo.

Clayton Anderson rides Space Shuttle Atlantis
into space.

'And liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis...'

Clayton Anderson, a NASA flight engineer, rides Space Shuttle Atlantis into space on June 8, 2007. Shuttle mission STS-117 took Anderson to the International Space Station where he joined the station's Expedition 15. NASA photo courtesy of Nikon/Scott Andrews.

Astronaut on

'Talk of Iowa'

Clayton Anderson.

Clayton Anderson

NASA photo

Clayton Anderson, who recently spent nearly five months aboard the International Space Station, will be the guest of Iowa State President Gregory Geoffroy during the "Talk of Iowa" call-in show on Iowa Public Radio from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The show will be broadcast statewide on WOI AM 640 and other IPR news stations.

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"Oh...did I mention that during all of this I have taken over 17,000 photographs and exercised for 2-3 hours every single day? Whew...what an increment!!! I get tired just thinking about it! I wouldn't trade a minute of it!"

Clayton Anderson, writing in his in-flight journal just before returning to earth on Nov. 7