Catherine Coleman

A smiling Cady Coleman in space floating. She wears a green shirt while a clarinet and flute float in front of her.

International Space Station Expedition 27 flight engineer, astronaut Catherine "Cady" Coleman on Saint Patrick's Day (March 17) 2011 in the cupola in the space station. She is showing a traditional Irish flute and a tin whistle she brought to the station in her small allotment of personal items.

(1960-) Charleston native, Catherine Grace "Cady" Coleman is a chemist, a former U.S. Air Force colonel, and a retired NASA astronaut.