Astronaut Clayton Anderson returns to UNL Aug. 17


The University of Nebraska State Museum will host NASA astronaut and Nebraska native Clayton Anderson, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Morrill Hall.

This will be Anderson's third appearance at the museum since he became an astronaut. Extended museum hours on Aug. 17 are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Parking will be free in front of Morrill Hall.

At 6:30 p.m., Anderson will give a presentation featuring images from his flights aboard the space shuttle, including the April 5-20 STS-131 mission on Discovery to resupply the International Space Station. During this mission, Anderson conducted three spacewalks.

Anderson's presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. Visitors will have the opportunity for photographs and autograph signings with Nebraska's first astronaut until 8 p.m.

The museum's Mueller Planetarium will present the fulldome show "Dawn of the Space Age" at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the museum's front desk.

For more information, go to or call 472-3779.

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