Clayton is a multi-published author. Following the huge award-winning success of his first book The Ordinary SpacemanTM: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut, came the 2018 release of his first children’s book –another award winner– A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press). He then successfully ventured into the world of young adult publications with It’s a Question of Space: An Ordinary Astronaut’s Answers to Sometimes Extraordinary Questions (University of Nebraska Press, 2018). His newest book, Letters from Space, (Sleeping Bear Press) has received numerous accolades and is already featured as a top selling children’s book, including as an “Amazon pick”.
A popular speaker on teamwork, leadership, STEAM, perseverance, and big dreams, Clayton is a hit with audiences of all ages, which have included TEDx, BP, the Idaho Potato Commission, NASA, Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska, DuPont, the Distribution Contractors Association, and many others. Clayton Anderson never gives up! Dream, Persevere, and Succeed by “…daring to be extraordinary!” People, organizations, schools, and companies need motivated focus and determination –the ability to dream big and persevere against adversity– to thrive in today’s ultra-competitive world.