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Celebrity Science #3: Camilla Corona

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Camilla Corona is the talk of the space world, having blogged and tweeted nearly every space event of note in the past three years. She’s flown to the uppermost levels of the atmosphere in a hot air balloon, mingled with all of the coolest astronauts and attracted a flurry of photographers in Russia’s Red Square.

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Scandal! Camilla Poses With Her Fellow NASA Mascot - The Infamous Chump the Chimp

But unlike most spotlight-loving starlets, Camilla has the noblest of missions – and a rubber neck. Camilla is NASA’s rubber chicken mascot, and her goal it to inspire kids to take an interest in STEM subjects, especially young girls. That’s a mission that’s near and dear to our hearts here at Secret Life.

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