Cady (Catherine) Coleman

Flute & Irish Whistles

Catherine  "CadyColeman is an American chemist an engineer, a former United States Air Force colonel, and a retired NASA astronaut She is .a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, and departed the International Space Station on May 23, 2011, as a crew member of Expedition 27 after logging 159 days in space.

You can read all about Cady's fascinating life on her Wikipedia page here

She is also the flute player and whistle player for Wilde Irish Women.

She has taken several Irish flutes with her to the ISS, including a pennywhistle from Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains, an old Irish flute from Matt Molloy of The Chieftains, and a flute from Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull (band). On February 15, 2011, she played one of the instruments live from orbit on National Public Radio. On April 12, 2011, she played live via video link for the audience of Jethro Tull's show in honor of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight, playing in orbit while Anderson played on the ground.



Michael Morgan, Cady Coleman, Brooke Steinhauser, Rosie Caine, Chris Levine

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