Program 343a: Destination Space Station; Open Phones: Trip of a Lifetime
Release Date: 04-29-2017
Genuinely "down to earth" astronaut Cady Coleman joins us to describe what it's like living and working — for months at a time — on the International Space Station, where the zero-gravity environment affects everything you do...and how circling planet Earth every 90 minutes changes your outlook on life. Plus, listeners share tales of their own unforgettable treks and travels back on mother Earth.
- NASA astronaut Cady Coleman
- Cady Coleman's Wikipedia page and NASA bio.
- Cady Coleman has an account on Twitter @astro_Cady.
- Colonel Cady Coleman performs a flute duet from space with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
- Cady plays a traditional Irish instrument to celebrate St. Patrick's Day from space.
- You can explore earth photography from the space station, from NASA's Gateway to Astronaut Photography website.
- NASA helps you calculate when the International Space Station will fly over your location.
- Yuri Gagarin was the first person to go into earth orbit, in 1961.
- Information, in English, for staying at inexpensive pilgrim hostels along El Camino de Santiago in northern Spain.
More with Cady Coleman - Astronaut Cady Coleman tells Rick how the astronauts on the International Space Station interact with the public via the internet. Her twitter handle is @Astro_Cady. She also tells us how you can spot the ISS in the night sky, with the help of the ISS sightings chart on the NASA website. And Cady explains how the astronauts use water on the Space Station. (runs 5:10)