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NASA Astronaut Catherine Cady Coleman 8"x10" Full Colour Portrait
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8"x10" Full Colour Portrait of  NASA Astronaut Catherine 'Cady' Coleman

This is a borderless 8 x 10 Photograph on Fuji/Kodak Paper

The actual print is sharper and more detailed than on the online image.

This is a superior quality photograph, suitable for autographing, matting or framing. Great for collecting the autographs of the astronauts. 

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Coleman was selected by NASA in March 1992 and reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1992.  Initially assigned to the Astronaut Office Mission Support Branch and detailed to flight software verification in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory, Coleman subsequently served as the special assistant to the Center Director, Johnson Space Center.  She served in the Astronaut Office Payloads and Habitability Branch, working with experiment designers to insure that payloads can be operated successfully in the microgravity environment of low earth orbit.  As the lead astronaut for long term habitability issues, she led the effort to label the Russian segments of the International Space Station in English and also tracked issues such as acoustics and living accommodations aboard the station.  She served as a CAPCOM in mission control for both the space shuttle and space station for a number of years.  She represented the astronaut office on the Tile Repair Team for NASA’s Return to Flight after the Columbia accident.  Coleman also served as the Chief of Robotics for the Astronaut Office, tasked with overseeing astronaut robotics training and the integration of crew interfaces into new robotics systems.

A veteran of two space missions, Coleman has logged over 500 hours in space.  She was a mission specialist on STS-73, trained as a backup mission specialist for an injured crew member on STS-83, and was the lead mission specialist on STS-93 for the deploy of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. 

Coleman is in dedicated training for long duration flight on the International Space Station, launching and landing from Kazakhstan on the Russian Soyuz.  She acted as the back-up US crewmember for Expeditions 19, 20 and 21 and presently serves as a back-up crewmember for Expeditions 24 and 25 as part of her training for Expedition 26.  Coleman is assigned to the Expedition 26 crew and is scheduled fly to the ISS aboard Soyuz 25 in late 2010, landing in the spring of 2011.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:  STS-73 Columbia (October 20 to November 5, 1995) was the second United States Microgravity Laboratory mission.  The mission focused on materials science, biotechnology, combustion science, the physics of fluids, and numerous scientific experiments housed in the pressurized Spacelab module.  In completing her first space flight, Coleman orbited the Earth 256 times, traveled over 6 million miles, and logged a total of 15 days, 21 hours, 52 minutes and 21 seconds in space.
STS-93 Columbia (July 22-27, 1999) was a 5-day mission during which Coleman was the lead mission specialist for the deployment of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.  Designed to conduct comprehensive studies of the universe, the telescope will enable scientists to study exotic phenomena such as exploding stars, quasars, and black holes.  Mission duration was 118 hours and 50 minutes.