The smartest rubber Gallus domesticus you have ever met!
November 5, 2012 12:10 PM   Subscribe

Camilla the rubber chicken is the child of a chicken and an extra-terrestrial visitor (whose name is being concealed for legal and safety issues)." After a sad childhood in the circus, Camilla joined the Heliophysics team at NASA and befriended Little SDO, the satellite component of the the Solar Dynamics Observatory. In her capacity as SDO mascot and astrochick, Camilla flew into space with Little SDO, flew into a solar radiation storm, continues to monitor space weather, and is training for a trip to the International Space Station alongside astronaut Lt. Commaner Wiseman. Camilla also participates in science outreach and education programs, and she's currently in Australia, preparing to run the solar eclipe marathon!

Camilla is a social media guru! Her adventures can be followed via her blog, twitter, facebook, google+, and youtube channel.
posted by ChuraChura (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So the Muppet Chickens beat the Pigs into Space? I approve.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:22 PM on November 5, 2012

Wait, the child of an alien? Either this is Camilla Jr. or her relationship with Gonzo just got even more bizarre.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 12:28 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

What's so mind-blowing about this? It's just a rubber chicken on a dusty planet...
posted by mazola at 12:31 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

She's Camilla Jr.
posted by jb at 12:52 PM on November 5, 2012

The Bio is so bizarre and yet cute.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:06 PM on November 5, 2012

One of my proudest possessions is a picture of me holding Camilla at JPL.
posted by QIbHom at 6:54 AM on November 6, 2012

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