Astronaut Cady Coleman, who recently returned from a 159-day flight on the International Space Station, spoke with CTTechJunkie.com about the experience.
Coleman went to space aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in 1995 and again in 1999. On Dec. 10, 2010, she flew aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket for her stay aboard the International Space Station and then returned to Earth in a Russian vehicle on May 23. As a musician, she is part of a band made up of two other Astronauts and the spouse of a third. She brought a number of flutes up to the International Space Station.
Coleman, who resides in Western Massachusetts, was selected as an Astronaut in 1992. She has a bachelors degree in chemistry from MIT and a doctorate in polymer science and engineering from the University of Massachusetts.