NASA’s Clayton Anderson on life as an astronaut: “I flew to breakfast, I flew to work”

NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson chats with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson and Scoop B Radio about life in outer space. Press Play Below To Listen!


Other than wanting to be a police officer, fireman or a WWE wrestler, many kids place being an astronaut high on their following your dreams bucket list!

Think about it: You’re literally in outer space and boldly going where no man has gone before. Wait, I think Star Trek: The Next Generation already took that one already!


But I digress!

Outer space life seems quite lit! NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson thinks so too. An author of The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut and a recipient of the Tom Osborne Leadership Award, a NASA Spaceflight Medal and a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, Anderson has more than a few space missions on his resume.

Most impressive was his living and working underwater for fourteen days while serving as an aquanaut during the NEEMO 5 mission. For those keeping score at home, Anderson, along with Astronauts Peggy Whitson, Garrett Reisman and scientist Emma Hwang lived off the coast of the Florida Keys, in a submersible deep-sea habitat off the coast of the Florida Keys, called Aquarius.

Astronaut Clay Anderson flying in outer space. Photo Credit: NASA

Meanwhile in the galaxies and the planets, one has to wonder: what’s it like up there?

“It is way cool,” Clayton Anderson told me while appearing on Scoop B Radio. “I tell people I was Superman every day. I flew to breakfast, I flew to work, I flew to the bathroom and I flew while I was going to the bathroom.”

In all actuality though, Anderson says the closest comparison to anything on land is scuba diving.

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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit