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Nebraska Disciple Clay Anderson Member Of Space Shuttle Crew

Clay AndersonA Nebraska Disciple was aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery when it landed at the Kennedy Space Center on April 20. Clay Anderson, who grew up at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ashland, Neb., participated in three space walks during Discovery’s 15-day mission to the International Space Station. During their stay in space, the crew delivered more than seven tons of equipment and supplies to the station.

The space shuttle crew also replaced an ammonia tank assembly, retrieved a Japanese experiment from the station’s exterior, and switched out a rate gyro assembly on the S0 segment of the station’s truss structure. To learn more about the mission, check out www.nasa.gov/ntv.