Carol Vorderman poses with rarely-seen daughter Kate in throwback photo from their time at NASA

CAROL Vorderman smiled beside her lookalike daughter Katie in a throwback snap to their time at Nasa in 2019.

Telly star Carol, 60, and scientist Katie, 30, interviewed Nasa's then deputy director Vanessa Wyche, former Director NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Colleen Hartman, and astronaut trainer Grier Wilt.

The pair, who have been mistaken for sisters in the past, appeared on BBC's Morning Live today to shine a spotlight on the inspirational women and their role in the US space programme.

Vanessa told Katie that 40 per cent off Nasa staff are now women, and they aim to put the first woman on the moon by 2024.

While Grier showed her how astronauts train in a huge pool to recreate the feeling of floating through space.

Earlier this week Carol gushed with pride over her son Cameron after he overcame "endless bullying" and got his masters degree.

The former Countdown host took to Twitter to celebrate her son's achievement in a series of heartfelt posts explaining his special education journey.

She beamed with pride as she told her social media following about her son's special educational needs and how he overcame expectations.

In a first gushing post, the telly star posted two childhood snaps of Cameron, now 24, before detailing his early schooling days.

"My son Cameron was a happy toddler," Carol wrote. "Before and after he started school it became clear that he had severe special educational needs.

"No school would accept him. I was going to give up work to teach him but even I couldn't teach a child with his severe needs."

She followed up in a video: "He struggled, and when I say struggled, it was off the scale. I had to find him a special school, if you like."

Carol explained that while Cameron was "super bright", his learning abilities looking "different to normal" as he required extra help.

She went on to post a second set of photographs, showing Cameron growing up and blossoming into an adult as she dubbed him "The Master".

"It's hard for these kids. They get bullied and told they're 'odd' when really they have a superpower, they see the world a different way," she added.

Carol then posted a third tweet, showing a sweet cake she had made specially to celebrate her sons happy news.

"Cam stuck with it, through endless bullying, changed school, developed strategies to learn," she continued of his schooling struggles.

"He got a first class honours degree in animation, and now he has just received his masters degree in animation and video effects.

"I could not be more proud of him and I love him to bits, but I'm also a very proud mum because I know just how much he struggled to get there."

She concluded that she had "learned so much" from her son, including "patience, kindness, perseverance and calmness".

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