Cady Coleman: What it's like to live on the International Space Station
Cady Coleman: Com'è la vita sulla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale
Cady Coleman draws from her time at NASA and her missions on the International Space Station to share insights about team building, leadership and innovation. Full bio
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Space Station for almost six months.
Internazionale per quasi sei mesi.
which is, "What's it like in space?"
che è: "Com'è stare nello spazio?",
it's a place that is magic for all of us.
è un luogo magico, per tutti noi.
al mio cinquantesimo compleanno
dangerous thing that we do,
fury of those rocket engines
di quella furia controllata dei motori
quei motori si sono spenti, di proposito,
on purpose, those engines stop --
are circling the Earth
orbitiamo intorno alla Terra
alla stazione spaziale.
at 17,500 miles an hour
a circa 28.000 km all'ora
the size of a Smart Car,
grande quanto una Smart,
the size of a football field.
grande come un campo da calcio.
with a gentle thunk.
si agganciano con un gentile click.
una famiglia istantanea.
Mi sentivo come Peter Pan.
the entire space station,
tutta la stazione spaziale
tuck in with your toes.
delle dita dei piedi.
was drifting silently
era galleggiare silenziosa
con il suo ronzio notturno.
if it knew I was there,
se si accorgesse della mia presenza
of that with the crew
starts with the perfect commute.
inizia col tragitto perfetto.
al panorama più bello che esista.
morning view ever.
only 30 seconds,
solo 30 secondi,
di guardare fuori dalla finestra.
of looking out that window.
actually still very close to Earth.
siamo molto vicini alla Terra.
a utilizzare un braccio robotico canadese
to use the Canadian robotic arm
delle dimensioni di uno scuolabus
the size of a school bus
di esperimenti diversi
nei quattro mesi successivi.
for the next four months.
ognuno di quegli esperimenti
every single one of those experiments
scientific question answered
a quesiti scientifici
a domande del tipo:
to questions like,
delle dinamiche dei fluidi?".
può essere a testa in giù, di lato,
upside down, right side up --
in a little ball and floating freely.
rannicchiata e libera di fluttuare.
nella navicella di provviste vuota
into an empty supply ship
so I made a little video,
quindi ho fatto un video
risolve il problema
helps everything go
we filter it and then we drink it.
la filtriamo e la beviamo.
ma in realtà non è niente male.
but actually tastes pretty good.
the table that's important,
è radunarsi attorno a quel tavolo,
a crew together.
to the rest of the world.
per mantenere un legame con il mondo.
of human spaceflight.
del lancio dell'uomo nello spazio.
è stato importantissimo.
quasi tutti i giorni quando ero lassù
the whole time I was up there,
as a way for us just to be together.
per sentirci più vicini.
si trovava sopra il Massachusetts
would go over Massachusetts,
sailing across the sky.
che attraversava il cielo.
non potevo certo vedere casa mia,
I couldn't see my house,
that the people I loved the most
le persone che amavo di più al mondo
mentre io guardavo in basso.
where mission and magic come together.
dove missione e magia si incontrano.
sono passi fondamentali
di andare oltre il nostro pianeta
sustainability here on Earth.
la sostenibilità sulla Terra.
la mia famiglia con me
my family with me,
della Navicella Terra.
Reviewed by Sofia Ramundo
ABOUT THE SPEAKERCady Coleman - Astronaut
Cady Coleman draws from her time at NASA and her missions on the International Space Station to share insights about team building, leadership and innovation.
Why you should listen
Cady Coleman is a scientist, wife, mother, pilot, musician, retired NASA Astronaut and a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions and a six-month trip aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Passionate about sharing her experiences aboard the ISS, Coleman delivered the introductory talk for TED2011 from space.
Coleman currently serves as University Explorer at Arizona State University and as a consultant for a wide range of space-related projects. Her first Space Shuttle mission set the stage for astronauts to conduct pioneering research aboard the ISS in materials science, biotechnology, combustion science and fluid physics. Launching the Chandra X-Ray Observatory was the focus of her second mission, making it possible for scientists everywhere to learn about black holes and dark matter. During her space station expedition, Coleman was the Lead Robotics and Lead Science officer, performing hundreds of science experiments and the second-ever robotic capture of a supply ship from the station. During her ISS mission, she and her crew coached actress Sandra Bullock in preparation for Bullock's role in the movie Gravity.
On the ground at NASA, Coleman served in a variety of roles within the Astronaut Office, including Chief of Robotics, lead for tile repair efforts after the Columbia accident, and, most notably, the lead astronaut for the integration of supply ships. She paved the way for commercial spaceflight collaborations that are now commonplace.
Before retiring from NASA, Coleman led open-innovation and public-private partnership efforts for the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters. As a volunteer test subject for the US Air Force centrifuge program, she set several human endurance/tolerance records while performing physiological and new equipment studies.
In addition to her role as University Explorer at ASU, Coleman is a research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab. She serves on several boards, including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Earthrise Alliance, Dent the Future, Skycatch and Greenfield Community College.
Coleman earned a BS in chemistry from MIT in 1983 and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1991. She is married to glass artist Josh Simpson, has two sons, Josiah and Jamey, and calls Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts her home. In their spare time, Coleman and Josh share a love of flying, diving and the exploration of new worlds right here on earth.
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