Clay Anderson - Torenka Photography

The International Space Station and
Space Shuttle Endeavour

Limited Edition, 16" x 16" Signed Metal Art Print

Hand Signed by Clay Anderson, U.S. Astronaut, Retired

About The Photo...


This is by far and away (literally) my favorite ISS photo that I have taken. It was shot on August 20, 2007 at 8:59pm in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. It shows the ISS in the lead with Space Shuttle Endeavour freshly separated and trailing as it prepared for a Florida landing on August 21, 2007.

The cool thing about this photo is that fellow Hastings College Alumni Clay Anderson is onboard the ISS in this photo. Clay graduated a year ahead of me and we have followed similar paths. He is an astronaut, engineer and has spent time in space.  I on the other hand, have done none of that.  But I know my way around a camera!  It is kind of a rare opportunity to photograph the ISS, let alone the ISS with a space shuttle trailing it. And I gotta say it's even rarer to actually know someone who was onboard the ISS when it flew over our house!  For you photo geeks this was shot on a Leica V-Lux 4, 30 seconds at f2.8, ISO 100, 7.4mm.

We had a metal art print of this photo produced and had the privilege of presenting it to Clay when he was doing a speaking engagement in Tucson, AZ in July of 2018. Clay was kind enough to sign a copy of the print for us.

Add This Print To Your Collection!


With Clay's permission, Torenka Photography is pleased to offer this same print for sale in a limited edition of just 250.  This photo is professionally printed by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. The ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface is waterproof/weatherproof and can be cleaned easily.  Like any photograph, avoid hanging it in direct sunlight.

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Each photo will be hand signed by Clay.  For an additional investment you can have Clay personalize your art print.  The photographer will also hand sign and number each art print, and a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity will be included.


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Meet Clay Anderson...

Clay Anderson spent over 30 years working for NASA, 15 as an engineer and 15 as an astronaut. Clay is the epitome of perseverance with a never-give-up mantra which he demonstrated by applying 15 times before NASA selected him as an astronaut in 1998.


A veteran of two space flights, Anderson has logged 167 days in space and 38 hours and 28 minutes of EVA in six spacewalks. He completed 5 months aboard the space station in 2007 and served aboard the STS-131 crew in 2010.


In January 2013, Mr. Anderson retired from NASA to pursue other interests. He is the author of 3 books: The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut; It’s A Question Of Space; An Ordinary Astronaut’s Answers To Sometimes Extraordinary Questions; And his first children’s book: A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through The Alphabet.


To learn more about Clay or to purchase his books please visit his website at http://astroclay.com/