LOS ANGELS — In 2014, CoCo Brown will be going into space.
Brown has teamed up with Space Expedition Corporation, based in the Netherlands, to make her journey. The corporation is on the frontier of space travel and expedition, creating a program that allows those willing to go through the intense training process the opportunity to see the earth from a view that only 500 other humans have ever experienced.
"I've always had a love of space," she said. "I had a fascination with space movies and books as a kid and that fascination continued as I grew into an adult. I'm an adventurous person and I thrive off of excitement. It's one of the reasons I've tried so many things in my life. I've never been one to settle down. I'm always looking for the next big challenge, and when this opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the chance. I'm ready to do something that many would never attempt, and I'm going to tackle it successfully and have another fantastic story to tell."
With her expedition into space, CoCo will be the secod African American woman and the first adult performer to journey outside the earth's atmosphere.
"CoCo recently commenced her astronaut training program in an extensive Zero G Mission in the United States training facility," said Eva from Space Expedition Corporation. "She dazzled her SXC instructors with her enthusiasm, energy and courage. CoCo completed the first phase of her training with great merit, which resulted in the instructors granting her a very suitable call sign of Shooting Star. We are thrilled to be a part of future Astronaut Brown's spaceflight that is scheduled for mid 2014."
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