“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 30th 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 all to examine how they may apply the same concepts to their everyday work and personal lives.
“Turn Pages into Dreams”
As a youngster, Clayton Anderson simply LOVED to read. Cast into the pages of Superman and Batman comic books; or following the serial adventures of the affable would-be sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy; or uncovering clues with the intellectual baseball-pitching Brains Benton and James “Jimmy” Carson, Anderson found his dreams could be fueled within the pages of a good book. Now a three-time author, reaching young and old alike, audiences will revel in Anderson’s story-telling of how he got there –from a small-town boy, to United States Astronaut, to respected author– injecting is humor and passion at every turn.
“You Are Just Like Me!”
Growing up in a small Midwest town and achieving great things are often misconstrued as being mutually exclusive. In this entertaining and informative presentation, Anderson shows his audience how they ARE just like him. With personal stories and anecdotes, Anderson illustrates how we may take advantage of the nurturing and mentoring benefits from the community that raised us. Then, coupled with proper focus, hard work, and a little bit of luck, Anderson provides some simple –and realistic– viewpoints intended to help put all on a path to their personal “mission” success.