The Clearwater High graduate will work at the International Space Station for about three months.

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Nicole Passonno Stott grew up in Clearwater and attended Plumb Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Oak Grove Junior High and Clearwater High. Friends say that as a youngster, she was funny, athletic and adventurous. She also loved flying, something she learned from her father, Fred Passonno, who was a pilot and a builder of experimental aircraft. She spent many days as a youngster hanging out with him at the Clearwater Airpark.

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