IRISH-AMERICANS IN SCIENCE & INDUSTRY
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IRISH-AMERICANS IN SPACE
You can say that Irish-Americans are out of this world….and mean it! Today we celebrate just a few of Irish descent who weightlessly made the history books.
Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan
Catherine Grace Coleman is a veteran of two space shuttles and was a crew member of Expedition 27 on its expedition to the International Space Station. On St. Patrick’s Day in 2011, Cady wowed us earthlings by playing some tunes on the ISS using Matt Molloy’s e-flat flute and Paddy Moloney’s penny whistle!
Mark & Scott Kelly
IRISH-AMERICANS IN BUSINESS
Descendants of Irish immigrants have contributed to the American business world for over 100 years. From executives to industrialists, their impact has been substantial and sometimes controversial. Today we feature four Irish-American businesspeople who made their mark.
Henry Ford is best known as the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry’s father William was born in County Cork.
Lawyer and business executive Kathleen Murphy has been featured on the power lists of Fortune, U.S. Banker, Irish America, Investment Advisor, and American Banker. She has an honorary degree from University College Cork, her father’s ancestral home.