Cady Coleman: What it's like to live on the International Space Station
Cady Coleman: Cum e să locuiești pe Stația Spațială Internațională?
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.
Internațională pentru aproape șase luni.
which is, "What's it like in space?"
„Cum e în spațiu?”
it's a place that is magic for all of us.
de ce e un loc magic pentru noi toți.
de 50 de ani
la bordul unei capsule rusești,
dangerous thing that we do,
pe care îl facem,
fury of those rocket engines
controlate a acelor motoare de rachetă
on purpose, those engines stop --
intenționat, acele motoare se opresc,
are circling the Earth
at 17,500 miles an hour
la 28.000 de kilometri pe oră
the size of a Smart Car,
de mărimea unei mașini Smart,
the size of a football field.
de mărimea unui teren de fotbal.
with a gentle thunk.
se unesc ciocnindu-se ușor.
o familie instant.
the entire space station,
de-a lungul întregii stații spațiale
tuck in with your toes.
was drifting silently
era să plutesc în derivă, în liniște,
if it knew I was there,
dacă știe că sunt acolo,
of that with the crew
o parte importantă pentru mine.
starts with the perfect commute.
începe cu o navetă perfectă.
morning view ever.
only 30 seconds,
de doar 30 secunde
of looking out that window.
să privim pe fereastră.
actually still very close to Earth.
că suntem, de fapt, aproape de Pământ.
to use the Canadian robotic arm
care a folosit brațul robotic canadian
the size of a school bus
de mărimea unui autobuz școlar
de experimente diferite
for the next four months.
pentru următoarele patru luni.
every single one of those experiments
fiecare din aceste experimente
scientific question answered
la încă o întrebare științifică
to questions like,
la întrebări cum ar fi:
poți fi cu susul în jos, pe o parte;
upside down, right side up --
in a little ball and floating freely.
și plutind liber.
into an empty supply ship
într-o navă de aprovizionare goală
so I made a little video,
așa că am făcut un videoclip scurt,
helps everything go
ajută totul să meargă
we filter it and then we drink it.
dar care de fapt e destul de bună.
but actually tastes pretty good.
the table that's important,
în jurul mesei e important,
a crew together.
to the rest of the world.
de a rămâne conectată cu restul lumii.
of human spaceflight.
a zborului omului în spațiu.
a fost foarte importantă.
the whole time I was up there,
tot timpul cât am fost acolo,
as a way for us just to be together.
ca o modalitate de a fi împreună.
would go over Massachusetts,
trecea peste Massachusetts,
sailing across the sky.
stea ce traversa cerul.
I couldn't see my house,
nu-mi puteam vedea casa,
that the people I loved the most
că oamenii pe care îi iubesc cel mai mult
where mission and magic come together.
unde misiunea și magia se întâlnesc.
mai departe de planeta noastră
sustainability here on Earth.
sustenabilitatea aici, pe Pământ.
my family with me,
să îmi iau familia cu mine,
navei spațiale Pământ.
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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