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Camilla Corona
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Astronaut Mike Massimino shares about his missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope​ on The Moth.
http://themoth.org/posts/storytellers/michael-j-massimino
Michael J. Massimino has logged a total of 30 hours and 4 minutes during four space walks. A graduate of Read More»
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Mars. A next step for man? Yes, and a giant leap for womankind.
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I disliked the highly uninformed comment about women not playing pivotal roles in the '60s (the Moon landings wouldn't have happened without some women in particular) but otherwise enjoyed the article. Thanks.
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NYTimes: A Fitting End for the Hottest Year on Record
“We’re living through history, and not of a good kind,” a climate activist said.
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I’m back at one of my favorite schools - Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx - to celebrate Yuri’s Night with the 4th and 5th Graders. About 100 people came to celebrate space exploration with Michael Wilkinson, Lauren Tucker and Justin Starr. The students were treated to GoogleHangouts with NASA engineers who told them about their jobs and answered questions. Ben Honey came to us from the historic Mission Control at Johnson Space Center and told the students all about working with the International Space Station. Ben really likes his job, especially getting to work with all the partner countries. Allen Chen from JPL came next, telling us about his work with Mars Curiosity and Mars 2020 rovers. One of the students asked Allen, “What did you think when someone suggested the skycrane idea for landing Curiosity?” Allen replied, “I was that person!” The third guest was Carla Guzzardo from Lockeed Martin who is a rocket motor engineer. She got asked one of the best questions of the night: “Why do you like being a rocket engineer?” Carla’s reply, “Because its COOL!”

One of the students read a lovely biography of Yuri Gagaran that he wrote. It was especially nice because his family is from Russia and his grandmother worked in the Russian space program! He even wore a special t-shirt that he made for the night with a drawing of the Vostok rocket.

After the video chats, Lauren shared some amazing 3D photos from Mars and told us all kinds of cool things about the solar system. Lauren loves our nearest star ALMOST as much as me! Unfortunately, it was a cloudy evening so Michael and Justin couldn’t do telescope observations. They did have their telescopes though and showed people how they work and answered questions about choosing the right telescope.

It was a great evening. Everyone had so much fun. This school really has the space spirit. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of these students working at NASA one day!
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Check out my buddy Reid Wiseman on +NPR  Look At This "A Photo I Love" 
http://apps.npr.org/lookatthis/posts/spacepix/
Not many people can say they've Tweeted selfies from a spacewalk. Astronaut Reid Wiseman can. Back on Earth, he shares a few of his #spacetweets -- and one photo he really loves.
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Great professional development opportunity for friends in the Washington DC metro area.
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What a beautiful day in the NorthEast post #snowzilla! A great day to observe my favorite star with bright blue skies. Be sure to do it safely friends, with proper solar telescope, solar binoculars, or solar observing glasses. And wear sunglasses if you're out and about, the sun reflecting off the new snow is VERY bright. It would be a great day to do some snow science too! What is the air/water ratio of the snow? What temperature is the snow at the surface, at depth and at the ground under the blanket of snow? What is the snow's albedo? 
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Dominick Rowan, a senior in the Science Research program at Byram Hills High School in New York, helped discover a Jupiter-mass exoplanet in a 6.5-year orbit around its star.
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Originally launched in 1995 to study the sun and its influence out to the very edges of the solar system, SOHO revolutionized this field of science, known as heliophysics, providing the basis for nearly 5,000 scientific papers.
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eHam.net Article: Watch 5 Years of Stunning Sun by SDO: - This video features stunning clips of the Sun, captured by SDO from each of the five years since SDO’s deployment in 2010. In this movie, watch giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona, and huge sunspots growing and shrinking on the Sun's surface. - eHam.net is a Web site dedicated to ham radio (amateur radio).
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A Wonder to Behold, +Camilla Corona !
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Join me in celebrating #EarthHour tonight 8:30-9:30 local time by turning off the lights for one hour and going out to gaze at the stars.

https://www.earthhour.org/celebrate-earth-hour
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Jamia Millia Islamia University observed Earth Hour .
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I am Camilla Corona and I am a STEM Ambassador, doing Education & Public Outreach. Not only do I share knowledge about our Sun and Space Weather, but I also encourage girls to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).
Introduction
I am Camilla Corona - also known as the Space Chicken. My mission is to share exciting news in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. I have a pretty extensive background and I enjoy inspiring kids, teenagers and the young-at-hearts. Retired from NASA, I am now on my own sharing the excitement of space exploration and STEM. 

**Note, I am not part of NASA, nor funded by NASA**
Bragging rights
Survived a trip to Near Space and a week in the swamp and four more trips to the Edge of Space.
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The World
Previously
Stanford, CA, United States - Goddard, MD, United States
Work
Occupation
STEAM Outreach Ambassador
Employment
  • Free-Range Chicken
    Space Chicken, 2014 - present
    Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Ambassador via Social Media and in-chicken appearances in schools, science fairs and social media events.
  • Stanford Solar Center
    STEM Ambassador, 2013 - 2015
    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Ambassador via Social Media and in-chicken appearances in schools, science fairs and social media events.
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Female
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Commander Camilla, The Duck, Space Chicken