High School Students Send Rubber Chicken to Edge of Space

Camilla in Space

During last month’s solar storm, Bishop Union High School students from Bishop, CA sent a sensor-equipped rubber chicken into the stratosphere to study solar radiation. They hope to gain insight to the effect of solar radiation on life and promote conversations about space weather. The rubber chicken in question is “Camilla”, the official mascot of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (@Camilla_SDO on Twitter).

Video of the launch:


Camilla weightless:

Written by Josh Ellingson

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