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  • Amy Gigure

    Rubber chicken launched into solar system!

  • ASMEdotorg

    In a knitted spacesuit and tight-fitting helmet, Camilla the rubber chicken floated to the edge of space in a modified lunchbox as the sun unleashed the most intense radiation storm since 2003. The mascot for Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory was lofted to the stratosphere on a helium balloon that carried a payload of four cameras, a thermometer and two GPS trackers.

  • Victor Ravens Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm April 19, 2012:  Last month, when the sun unleashed the most intense radiation storm since 2003, peppering satellites with charged particles and igniting strong auroras around both poles, a group of high school students in Bishop, California, knew just what to do. They launched a rubber chicken. The students inflated a helium balloon and used it to send the fowl..

  • Suswati Basu

    Saturn and its moon Titan in an image captured by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft. British scientists have proposed sending a boat to explore the moon's methane oceans – one of the ambitions discussed at a meeting in London on 26 April to celebrate Britain's entry to the space age 50 years ago-Photograph: Space Science Institute/JPL-Caltech/NASA

  • Niki Humphrey

    Camilla, a rubber chicken, flies into near space for the sake of 5th grade science research.

  • Babak Ramezani

    Camilla the rubber chicken is seen at 124,800 feet (38,039 m) above California in this NASA handout image dated March 3, 2012. During last month's solar storm a group of students called "Earth to Sky" from Bishop, California, launched a helium balloon which lifted the chicken into space to study solar radiation.

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