Emily and The Space Gal

Emily is such a beautiful human inside and out! She is on a mission to teach girls about technology and space and is doing a fantastic job at it! Not only is she the Host and Executive Producer of Xploration Outer Space, but she is also an author of a series of wonderful books for little girls called Ada Lace Adventures.

Emily’s content radiates positivity and authenticity and is just so incredibly cool. I mean, as an example, she was just in the Apollo Moon Vault looking at moon samples!

Follow Emily on social media and learn about her story below!

About Emily

I’m an MIT engineer turned science communicator. I host and Executive Produce Xploration Outer Space on FOX, and I have a new show coming out on Netflix next year. I’m also the author of the Ada Lace Adventures.

PHOTO DATE: 04-24-14 LOCATION: Ellington Field – Zero-G Corp 727 SUBJECT: Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) research flight. Flight 2 – AM Flight. PHOTOGRAPHER(S): BILL STAFFORD

How did you get into tech?

Originally, I wanted to fly on NASA’s Vomit Comet. In order to do that I had to study Aerospace Engineering!

What languages/technologies do you have the most experience in?

In college, I used MatLab the most! Recently I’ve coded an Arduino a bit, but I’m not super experienced in any computer language.

What are you currently learning/practising?

Currently learning how to keep a baby alive and happy 😉

What are your favourite resources to learn/stay updated on tech?

Twitter, Instagram, and “First Up” emails from SpaceNews

What would people learn about by following you?

Space news and companies/technologies in the space industry.

What inspired you to start sharing your experiences on social media?

When I started my TV show, social media was a fun way to share my adventures with everyone!

How can we get in touch with you?

info@emilycalandrelli.com

Lightning round

iPhone or Android?

Android

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?

Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food!

What’s the next place you want to travel to?

Japan

How many hours of sleep do you need to get to feel like yourself?

8

What is your superpower?

I’m weirdly good at the pop-a-shot game in bars.

Emily, you are incredible! Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world 🙂

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