Cady Coleman is a NASA Astronaut with over 180 days in space, accumulated over 2 Space Shuttle missions and a six-month expedition to the International Space Station (ISS). She launched and landed aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft and acted as the lead robotics and science officer during her tenure aboard the ISS, performing the second-ever free flyer robotic capture from the ISS. After returning from ISS, Cady became the Astronaut Office Lead for “Visiting Vehicles.” Arranging for regular supply ship missions to the ISS from SpaceX, Orbital Sciences and the Japanese required unprecedented coordination and cooperation between NASA and her newest Commercial and International Space partners. Cady is presently assigned to Office of the Chief Technologist for NASA and represents NASA for the LAUNCH program. Cady had a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from MIT and a Ph.D. In Polymer Science and Engineering from the university of Massachusetts at Amherst.