Astronaut live from space: 'Real people do have their dreams come true'
December 22nd, 2010
08:43 AM ET

Astronaut live from space: 'Real people do have their dreams come true'

CNN’s American Morning has been following astronaut Cady Coleman's journey to space for over a year now. We’ve spent time with her at her home in Massachusetts, and watched her as she trained for the mission in zero gravity across the globe in bases in Russia, Japan, and here in the United Sates.

Wednesday on American Morning, Coleman spoke with us live from space with fellow astronaut Paolo Nespoli aboard the International Space Station.

"I’d just like to say that this was my dream. And it's not everybody's, but it certainly was mine. And you never think that an ordinary person could get to come and live on the International Space Station and call it their home and have a lot of really interesting work to do that I think will make a difference for all people," she said. "And in the way that happens is just to do your best. And if you get to a day where you haven't done your best, you're going to have to wake up the next day and try harder to do your best and try your hardest. And real people do have their dreams come true when they work for them."

Coleman talks with John Roberts, Carol Costello, and John Zarrella about her incredible adventure.

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  1. Jaymes

    hey cady, i dont care about the iss just let me know when u run into some cool aliens, like the predator

    December 22, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. Vance High

    This is inspiration to all ages. Always have a dream and try to achieve it. My students, please take note, dreams do come true!!

    December 22, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. T.H.

    Please Cnn proof read your articles at least once – check the 2nd line.
    Dignify these astronauts with the best you can give, as they give us

    December 22, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. TeddyN

    Proof reader at CNN, you missed an error on line 2 of article. If you are any good you will find it easy, if not CNN needs to hire someone else. Im sure the Republican News Channel can use you

    December 22, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. tothestarz


    December 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nighthhaaawk

    She is being modest. It's actually NICE to see a person who has persevered through great difficulty to become what they imagined as a lifelong persuit. I love what zero g does to an elf hat! Congratulations to Ms.Coleman! This is an example of the American spiri! You can accomplish mores than you realize if you just don't give up ..and DON'T QUIT!

    December 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    @Sutler: Oh, please.

    December 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @dana: Are you the same dana that I picked up at The Olive Garden in Texas last weekend?

    December 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. diabolical John

    Taxpayer, PLEASE! What a moronic statement. Are you not aware of ANY of the technical, medical and mechanical advancements that make our lives easier that were developed through the space exploration and military industrail complex programs?

    Why not spend your 'tax whining' effort reducing the money spent on illegal aliens, welfare for freeloaders and the folks in Washibgton feeding out of the public trough?

    I say "thank God for young people like her and all of her peers".

    Sort of like Martin Luther King said "she had a dream" and she was committed to it. Good for her.

    Merry Christmas.

    December 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nighthhaaawk

      RIGHT ON, JOHN!!!!!!

      December 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emily


      December 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. joe

    We've has.. CNN speaking to us using Ebonics!

    December 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      This is the second story I've read on CNN today that looks like it was to being outsourced to India.
      And proofread by Helen Keller.

      December 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Any loss of human space exploration

      It was the first thing that caught my eye. And I am the worst speller and have the worst grammar of anybody in the world.

      December 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. FauxNews

    She's now a cosmonaut, not an astronaut. She was put into space by Great Russian Know-How.

    December 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Been Therez

    Wonderful story. No, I've not been in space, but some dreams did come true.
    At the later stages of life, you'll look back (hopefully) and realize some dreams
    were caught in your net, and some escaped in some small holes.
    Still patchin'

    December 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    @Sutler: So you went to space did you? How did you like Uranus???

    December 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Squiss

    Less ground talk and more space time – I want to see these people doing flips and tricks, and hear what they have to say....not talking heads.

    December 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dave

    Christmas dreams do come true! Jack Nicklaus is still the KING!

    December 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • kaisersouse

      Did you know that eBay can take down your auction if you advertise it externally and DONT follow the rules of the site on which you post your advert? All it takes is someone to report the auction. Lets test that theory now!

      *click* *click*

      December 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
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