The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut.

"The Rest, as they say, is history": First Edition of American Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson's The Ordinary Spaceman

The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut.

ANDERSON, Clayton. Foreword by Nevada Barr..


Item Number: 81173

Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

First edition of American astronaut Clayton C. Anderson’s autobiography. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Jim Seacrest – Thanks for ALL you and your family have done for Nebraska! Clayton C. Anderson.” From the library of publisher and philanthropist James C. Seacrest. Fine in a fine dust jacket.



The Ordinary Spaceman puts you in the flight suit of U.S. astronaut Clayton C. Anderson and takes you on the journey of this small-town boy from Nebraska who spent 167 days living and working on the International Space Station, including more than forty hours of space walks. Having applied to NASA fifteen times over fifteen years to become an astronaut before his ultimate selection, Anderson offers a unique perspective on his life as a veteran space flier, one characterized by humility and perseverance.

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