© 2022 St. Louis Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman Celebrates Missouri Girl Scouts, Shares 'Magic' Of Space

Catherine "Cady" Coleman (center), who spent about six months aboard the International Space Station during her NASA career, traveled to St. Louis last month to help celebrate two Missouri Girl Scouts, Molly Frei (at left) and Lilly Orskog, who are doing
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

Retired astronaut and U.S. Air Force officer Catherine “Cady” Coleman is among very few people who have lived in space. But during a visit to St. Louis last month, she came across as equally excited about life on Earth – especially because of her interactions with some accomplished high school students.

Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air included a conversation with Coleman as well as comments from two Gold Award Girl Scouts, 17-year-old Molly Frei and 16-year-old Lilly Orskog, who Coleman came to town to help celebrate alongside the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.

Frei and Orskog were each honored with a $5,000 scholarship for completing projects that created positive changes in their communities. Frei’s project aims to spark interest in STEM fields among young children, and Osrkog came up with a way to help address food scarcity.

Producer Evie Hemphill spoke with all three women shortly before the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s annual “Dessert First” event that took place Feb. 21.

Take a listen:

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Alex HeuerEvie HemphillLara Hamdan and Jon Lewis give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.

Send questions and comments about this story to feedback@stlpublicradio.org.

Stay Connected
Evie is a producer for "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.

Send questions and comments about this story to feedback@stlpublicradio.org.