“Thank You for what you do. And not for being an astronaut (although that’s cool). Thank you for being an inspiration not only to those who aspire to be you, but to those you just inspire.”

Taylor Wusk
Eastern Hills Middle School
Killeen, TX

“Thank you so much for all that you did to make Spring Break at Space Center Houston so special.  Your presence gave our guests an extraordinary experience and they had nothing but praise for you!  Admissions were quite high and you certainly contributed to the success of the day.”

Nancy Bille
Educational Programs
Space Center Houston-Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc.

“The event was great! Clay was so open to the teachers and very patient with having his picture taken a million times like a rock star…he was really engaging and entertaining.”

“On behalf of One Giant Leap Inc., we would like to thank Clay for inspiring the young and old of Massachusetts… his presentations were engaging, funny and inspiring. We would highly recommend Clay for any group.”

“Relaxed, creative, entertaining, and engaging. Well done and many thanks to Mr. Anderson!”

“His voices were hilarious. Very exciting lecture, I loved the honesty as well. Good choice for a lecture.”

“Most entertaining lecture I’ve ever attended! Thanks!”

“It was an awesome lecture! The stories were interesting and the message at the end about NASA’s importance to society is definitely something we can pass on to others.”

“Clay, I can’t thank you enough for coming and speaking to us. You are such an inspiration to us to keep working toward our dreams, no matter what obstacles we encounter. I definitely learned a lot from you today and will carry some of your lessons with me forever. I share the same opinion that you do; that NASA is able to benefit everyone in the world, and that is part of the reason that I enjoy working here so much. I will definitely be spreading that word to my peers in the future. Thank you again!”

“I think the standing ovation served as the best testimony!”
– Mary Ellen Brenner, Missouri Association of Counties

“We hired Clay Anderson to speak to a group of 200 BP new hire employees. Clay presented material from his career at NASA, addressing the value of personal and institutional courage and effectively relating the technical challenges faced by NASA and BP. He is articulate, enthusiastic, and thoroughly entertaining. He tailors his message to his audience and answers questions from that audience with a smile, good humor, and a touch of irreverence. Clay has been a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend his service to any organization.”
– Aubrey Collie, BP Challenge Summit Co-Lead

“Astronaut Clayton Anderson spoke to over 1000 of our members in October 2012 and was a success from start to finish. He is well-spoken, funny, educational, yet poignant and received a standing ovation at the conclusion of his talk. Clayton’s presentation appealed to all ages and gave the audience a clearer understanding into the life of a NASA astronaut. On a personal level, he was a delight to work with while in Omaha. Prompt, accommodating and fun to be with. He made my job as the lecture coordinator a breeze!”
Carrie May, Omaha Town Hall

Clayton Anderson is as American as mom, baseball and apple pie. He is an outstanding motivational speaker especially to a younger audience. He comes from small town Nebraska and achieved his lifelong dream of becoming Nebraska’s first astronaut. His message is that you can do whatever you put your mind to as long as you work hard and never give up. I have seen him keep an entire school spellbound by his remarks as well as bring tears to the eyes of 500 adults after a keynote address. Clayton has strong family values, an incredible work ethic and despite his success in space has his feet firmly planted on the ground.”
Rod Bates, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications

“Clay is an excellent communicator. There was never ambiguity on our assignments or the expectations from the people reporting to him. Clay is excellent at delegation, yet maintaining the right level of oversight. He entrusts the knowledge and skills of those that support him. He empowers those around him to succeed, and has your back when challenged. Clay makes those individuals that work for or support him to feel valued. These are powerful traits and qualities that enable teams to succeed.”
Rick S.

“Clay is technically competent and has the ability to appropriately balance the big picture and the details. He is very passionate about doing the right thing, both for the organizational processes and for the professional development of the people on his team. He is a personable and caring leader, one who leads by example and who communicates upwardly to his management, laterally to his fellow team leaders, and to his team-members. Clay is very dependable. He will do whatever is asked of him and he will do it well, often placing the needs of others above his own. Clay is also very witty, bringing appropriate humor into situations to place a smile on his team-members faces.”
Stephanie W.

“When I grow up I want to be just like Clay!

“Clay is the Coolest Astronaut I have ever met!”
– Michael O’Donnel