Latest Clay Anderson Stories

2010-06-16 13:09:00

HOUSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From one college athlete to another, Nebraska native and Hastings College alumnus NASA astronaut Clay Anderson will present an NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) College World Series baseball and cap flown in space to the NCAA at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., on Sat., June 19. Anderson, the baseball and hat flew more than six million miles aboard space shuttle Discovery April 5-20 during the STS-131 mission to resupply the...

2010-04-11 08:19:51

STS-131 Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio and Clay Anderson completed a seven-hour, 26-minute spacewalk at 7:56 am Central. Using a combination of robotics and spacewalking expertise, Discovery's crew members installed a new Ammonia Tank Assembly (ATA) on the International Space Station's Starboard 1 truss. Mission Control verified that electrical connections with the ATA are working. Because of a troublesome bolt, the spacewalkers fell behind the timeline and were unable to complete all...

2007-09-05 11:45:00

On Earth, we all know gravity affects everything around us. But did you know gravity also influences what goes on inside our bodies? Every time we stand up, gravity pulls blood into parts of the body that are below the heart. A simple experiment you can do to prove this is to let your hand hang down for a short time then examine the veins in the back of your hand. These veins will get bigger because they are full of blood. But raise your arm above your head, and these veins, emptied of...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.