Cady Coleman: What it's like to live on the International Space Station
Cady Coleman: Como é viver na Estação Espacial Internacional
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.
por quase seis meses.
which is, "What's it like in space?"
a mesma pergunta: "Como é o espaço?"
it's a place that is magic for all of us.
por que é um lugar mágico para todos nós.
dangerous thing that we do,
mais perigosa que fazemos,
fury of those rocket engines
daqueles motores de foguete
on purpose, those engines stop --
esses motores param de propósito.
are circling the Earth
estamos orbitando a Terra
espacial com cuidado.
at 17,500 miles an hour
a uma velocidade de 28 mil km/h
the size of a Smart Car,
do tamanho de um carro compacto,
the size of a football field.
do tamanho de um campo de futebol.
with a gentle thunk.
atracam com um ruído suave.
em gravidade zero,
uma família instantânea.
the entire space station,
até o outro lado da estação espacial,
tuck in with your toes.
que se encaixa com os pés.
was drifting silently
era flutuar silenciosamente
if it knew I was there,
se ela sabia que eu estava lá,
of that with the crew
com a tripulação
do que era importante para mim.
starts with the perfect commute.
começa com o trajeto perfeito.
morning view ever.
vista matutina possível.
only 30 seconds,
de apenas 30 segundos,
of looking out that window.
actually still very close to Earth.
estamos muito perto da Terra.
to use the Canadian robotic arm
a usar o braço robótico canadense
the size of a school bus
do tamanho de um ônibus escolar
de experiências diferentes
for the next four months.
nos próximos quatro meses.
every single one of those experiments
cada uma dessas experiências
scientific question answered
a mais uma pergunta científica
aqui embaixo, na Terra.
to questions like,
a perguntas como:
upside down, right side up --
e flutuando livremente.
in a little ball and floating freely.
into an empty supply ship
em uma nave de suprimentos vazia
então fiz um vídeo curto,
so I made a little video,
que o princípio do vácuo salva o dia
helps everything go
ajuda que tudo vá aonde deve ir.
we filter it and then we drink it.
filtramos e depois a bebemos.
but actually tastes pretty good.
mas que, na verdade, é ótimo.
the table that's important,
que é importante,
a crew together.
to the rest of the world.
de continuar conectada ao resto do mundo.
of human spaceflight.
era muito importante.
the whole time I was up there,
em que estive lá em cima,
as a way for us just to be together.
como uma maneira de ficarmos juntos.
passava por Massachusetts,
would go over Massachusetts,
sailing across the sky.
que viajava pelo céu.
não conseguia ver minha casa,
I couldn't see my house,
that the people I loved the most
saber que as pessoas que eu mais amava
enquanto eu olhava para baixo.
where mission and magic come together.
é o lugar onde missão e magia se reúnem.
em nossa busca de ir além do nosso planeta
sustainability here on Earth.
a sustentabilidade aqui na Terra.
minha família comigo,
my family with me,
da nave espacial Terra.
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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