Astronaut Cady Coleman, who recently returned from a 159-day flight on the International Space Station, spoke with about the experience.

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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. 

Watch Coleman play the flute aboard 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.

Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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