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.
na Estação Espacial Internacional.
which is, "What's it like in space?"
"Como é estar no espaço?"
it's a place that is magic for all of us.
porque é um lugar mágico para todos nós.
os meus 50 anos,
dangerous thing that we do,
mais perigosa que fazemos
fury of those rocket engines
controlada dos foguetões
on purpose, those engines stop --
os foguetões pararam de propósito
are circling the Earth
estamos a circundar a Terra
at 17,500 miles an hour
a 28 000 km por hora
the size of a Smart Car,
do tamanho de um carro "Smart",
the size of a football field.
do tamanho de um campo de futebol.
with a gentle thunk.
atracam com um gentil baque.
uma família instantânea.
the entire space station,
através de toda a estação espacial,
tuck in with your toes.
segurar-nos com os dedos de pés.
was drifting silently
era de andar à deriva em silêncio
if it knew I was there,
se sabia que eu ali estava,
of that with the crew
com a tripulação
starts with the perfect commute.
com um trajeto perfeito.
morning view ever.
paisagem matinal de sempre.
only 30 seconds,
apenas 30 segundos
of looking out that window.
actually still very close to Earth.
como estamos perto da Terra.
to use the Canadian robotic arm
a usar o braço robótico canadiano
the size of a school bus
do tamanho de um autocarro escolar
de dúzia de experiências diferentes
for the next four months.
ver nos quatro meses seguintes.
every single one of those experiments
cada uma dessas experiências
scientific question answered
a mais uma questão científica
aqui na Terra.
umas lentes diferentes,
to questions like,
as respostas a perguntas tipo:
upside down, right side up --
estar de pernas para o ar, de lado —
in a little ball and floating freely.
numa pequena bola e flutuar à vontade.
into an empty supply ship
numa nave de mantimentos vazia
so I made a little video,
por isso fiz um pequeno vídeo,
é o salvador do dia
helps everything go
we filter it and then we drink it.
filtrada e no fim bebemo-la.
but actually tastes pretty good.
mas que sabe muito bem.
the table that's important,
a crew together.
a união entre a tripulação.
to the rest of the world.
de me manter ligada ao resto do mundo.
of human spaceflight.
do voo espacial humano.
foi muito importante.
the whole time I was up there,
todos os dias enquanto lá estive,
as a way for us just to be together.
como forma de estarmos juntos.
would go over Massachusetts,
passava por cima de Massachusetts,
sailing across the sky.
a navegar pelo céu.
I couldn't see my house,
não conseguia ver a minha casa,
that the people I loved the most
saber que as pessoas que mais amo
enquanto eu olhava lá para baixo.
where mission and magic come together.
onde a missão e a magia se misturam.
do que o nosso planeta
sustainability here on Earth.
my family with me,
a minha família comigo,
a partir da estação espacial
todos do mesmo sítio.
da nave espacial Terra.
Reviewed by Margarida Ferreira
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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