Catherine "Cady" Coleman has logged more than 4,330 hours in space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia and the International Space Station (ISS). Of her three NASA missions, the longest was from December 16, 2010 to May 24, 2011, traveling 63,345,600 miles in 2,544 orbits during 159 days in space.
How old were you when you started playing the flute and why did you choose it?
Did you ask NASA if you could take a flute with you into space, or did you just hide it in your hand baggage?
When you were on the space station for six months, what sounds did you miss from Earth the most?
Do you breathe differently in a spacecraft, and if so, how does this affect your playing? Does the flute work differently when there’s no gravity?
What’s been your most amazing musical experience so far?
What are your five favourite pieces of music?
1. Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano (Its’ like walking thru the day, where flute and music are the only language!)
2. Bird in a Silver Cage by Herbie Mann
3. Three Fishers, a Canadian folk song by Stan Rogers
4. Ride On by Christie Moore
5. Ain't No Sunshine