Dr. Cady Coleman

Former Astronaut, NASA

Cady Coleman is a former NASA Astronaut and Air Force Colonel with more than 180 days in space, accumulated during two space shuttle missions and a six-month expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), where she acted as Lead Robotics and Lead Science officer.  

On the ground at NASA, Cady served in a variety of roles, including leading integration of supply ships from NASA’s commercial partners Space X, Orbital ATK, and Northrup Grumman and leading open-innovation and public-private partnership efforts for NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist.
A passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity in STEM and STEAM fields, Cady currently serves as the Global Explorer at Arizona State University and research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab, and on several boards, including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Earthrise Media and Dent the Future. 

Cady lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband Josh Simpson, a glass artist, and their two sons. An amateur flute player, she best known for her “Space Duet” with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. 

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