Space travel

Brown has not exactly been clamoring to go into orbit her whole life, but space travel did catch her fancy as a child.

“I saw the movie Space Camp and I begged my mom to take me to space camp. I didn’t even know if it was a real thing, but I was so into it,” said Brown.  Now the stripper-turned-adult-film-star-turned-rapper (and always businesswoman) is attending a grown-up version of space camp.

She has begun training for her March 2015 lift off with the Netherlands-based company Space Expedition Corporation.  It’s a private company that offers individuals the opportunity to go to space. Would-be space travellers pay $100,000 each for the training and the flight.  Brown says she has already paid the fee and has begun the rigorous training.

“More than anything, they are training us so that we don’t throw up once we’re in space. We have to get our bodies used to the zero-gravity conditions. Plus, it’s going to be just me and the pilot going up, so I need to know how to do certain things with the spacecraft,” explained Brown.

The company has plans to take 100 people into space from Curacao for the initial flights. Each person will go up in a craft with an experienced pilot.

The chance to launch into space came on a whim. A public relations professional she knew was helping to organize a dinner for the Space Expedition Corporation, they had a last-minute cancellation and he decided to give Brown the chance to attend. She did and the rest is history.

If she completes this space mission (which by the way only lasts about two hours), she will be the first adult film star in space and just the fourth African-American woman.  The first three were Mae Jemison, Stephanie Wilson and Joan Higginbotham.  Brown has not decided yet exactly what she will do in space. She told theGrio it would be something with the earth in the background. A fan on Tumblr asked if she would be doing any porn in space. Brown said she would not.

She will, however, be offering fans a chance to train with her in Amsterdam. The three-day, all expenses paid trip will include two days at a space training facility and a third day of just hanging out with Brown.

“The winner has to be 21 or older. I can’t be in Amsterdam with someone under 21,” said Brown with a laugh.

The future

Not satisfied with just possibly being the first adult film star in space, Brown will also be releasing a memoir next year, which she says will be titled #71.

“I’m going with that because that’s my astronaut number and it’s just so crazy that this is where I am right now with all of the tumultuous adventures of my life,” said Brown.

She also has patented a mysterious new product that which she will be rolling out soon (she’s currently looking for the right manufacturer) and according to her, it will be something all women can enjoy.

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