It's a Question of Space: An Ordinary Astronaut's Answers to Sometimes Extraordinary Questions


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$16.95  $15.59
University of Nebraska Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Clayton C. Anderson retired in 2013 after a thirty-year career with NASA and two missions to the International Space Station, during which he performed six spacewalks. He is the author of The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut (Nebraska, 2015) and A is for Astronaut: Blasting through the Alphabet. He is also a motivational speaker and a senior faculty fellow and distinguished lecturer of aerospace engineering at Iowa State University. He lives in League City, Texas, with his wife and two children.


"Let's be honest: all you really must know about life in space is how astronauts go to the bathroom. The answer is flushed out here in candid, comedic detail. But wait, there's so much more! Leave it to this self-proclaimed 'Ordinary Spaceman' to understand the banal is not boring. To the contrary, it's what fascinates us most."--Miles O'Brien, award-winning journalist in science, technology, aviation, and aerospace-- (12/14/2017)
"Clay Anderson dispels myths and simplifies complex subjects for the reader and with examples from his personal experiences provides insight into the daily life of an astronaut. As a teacher trying to fuel the curiosity of and relate relevant topics to students, I would keep a copy of this book on my desk."--Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, earth scientist, educator, and retired astronaut
-- (10/02/2017)
"Clayton Anderson is an American hero but he's as down-to-earth as they come. From the simple to the sublime, It's a Question of Space is a wonderful collection of stories and answers to questions we all have about traveling in space. Drawn into his easy-to-understand explanations and humorous anecdotes, I couldn't put it down."--Tom Abrahams, author of the Spaceman Chronicles series-- (09/25/2017)
"Covering an impressive amount of material, A Question of Space is an engaging read for those fascinated by the history of the space program."--Jeff Fleischer, Foreword Reviews--Jeff Fleischer "Foreword Reviews "