All the planets were aligned for a fabulous event when United States Astronaut Clay Anderson joined his longtime friend Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for the annual NET Governor's Premiere event on April 25, 2009. More than 500 NET supporters turned out at the Strategic Air and Space Museum for a preview of the upcoming NET Television documentary 'Homemade Astronaut: The Clay Anderson Story.'
'Homemade Astronaut: The Clay Anderson Story,' is an intimate and personal look at Anderson's journey from dreamy-eyed child to driven college student to determined NASA astronaut. During the hour-long NET Television production, Anderson talks about his youthful dreams and his Ashland (Neb.) and Hastings College teachers who inspired and encouraged him to pursue his passions.