Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space.

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2016 is the new hottest year on record – how NASA takes the planet’s temperature

NASA announced on Wednesday that in 2016, Earth experienced the hottest surface temperatures in modern history. Separate, independent analysis at NOAA provided the same conclusion. This makes the thir

Moon Express raises $20M in Series B-1, fully funds trip to the Moon

Moon Express, a company competing in the Google Lunar X-Prize, has raised $20 million in a Series B-1 round and announced that they’ve now fully financed their maiden mission to the moon. With the l

John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, has died at 95

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and the oldest human to travel into space, died today at 95 years old. Today, we join the world in mourning the passing of legendary astronaut, senato

NSF may shut down West Virginia’s Green Bank Telescope and people aren’t happy

Tight budgets have forced the National Science Foundation to consider shutting down and deconstructing the Green Bank Telescope, the largest steerable telescope in the world. This consideration has ca

This Indian team plans to be the first private company to land on the moon

TeamIndus, a private company located in Bangalore, India, is the one and only Indian entrant into the Google Lunar X-Prize, the international competition to land a private spacecraft on the moon. For

What we learned about Elon Musk’s Mars plan in his Reddit AMA

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” this afternoon. He noted that the AMA should focus on SpaceX’s plans for Mars, which Musk revealed during the Internationa

A failed lander and a working orbiter – everything we know about ESA’s ExoMars mission

Update (October 21st 11:30 am PT) With the help of NASA, ESA has located their failed Schiaparelli lander. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Mars-orbiting satellite equipped with cameras, wa

China’s longest human spaceflight mission begins on the Chinese space station

Two taikonauts (Chinese astronauts) have docked to the Chinese space station, Tiangong-2, kicking off the nation’s longest human spaceflight mission to date. Watch LIVE: #Shenzhou11 and #Tiangong2 s

Orbital ATK returns to flight with successful Antares launch to the space station

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket – the same rocket that exploded on its way to the International Space Station two years ago – returned to flight today with a much-anticipated launch. Lifting of

Obama wants to go to Mars, but will the next administration?

President Obama released an op-ed on CNN today, praising the accomplishments of NASA to date and encouraging the nation to keep its sights set on Mars. While it was an inspiring endorsement for NASA a

Blue Origin conducts in-flight escape test and unexpectedly lands rocket for a fifth time

Today’s Blue Origin flight was a unique one. Upon testing their rocket’s in-flight escape system (a means of bringing passengers to safety if something were to happen during launch), Jeff Bezos’

Everything you need to know about SpaceX’s plan to colonize Mars

All eyes were on Elon Musk today as he gave a keynote speech at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico. Musk said he was going to detail SpaceX's plans to colonize Mars and make humans a

Jeff Bezos announces Blue Origin’s first orbital rocket, the New Glenn

Early this morning, Jeff Bezos revealed plans for the next Blue Origin rocket, the New Glenn. Unlike their New Shepard rocket, which is only capable of up-and-down suborbital launches, New Glenn wil

NASA has successfully launched OSIRIS-REx, their first asteroid sample return mission

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has successfully launched from Cape Canaveral with the help of 1.2 million pounds of thrust provided by an Atlas V rocket. The spacecraft will journey to a near-Earth as

Here’s what we know about the SpaceX explosion

This morning around 9:07 am ET, SpaceX experienced a devastating explosion while completing a routine static test-fire in preparation for a launch on Saturday. Luckily, no injuries were reported, but

It’s official, SES will be first company to launch on a used SpaceX rocket

Luxembourg based satellite company SES announced today that they’ve made an agreement with SpaceX to be the first company to launch a payload on a used Falcon 9 rocket. The re-flight, scheduled t

ET is that you? Astronomers detect intriguing signal 95 light-years away

Are we alone in the universe? An international group of astronomers has detected an interesting radio signal spike, one that could possibly be of alien origin, from a star system located 95 light-yea

NASA completes another splashdown test on Mars-bound Orion spacecraft

NASA today tossed into a pool a mock-up of their Orion spacecraft with two crash-test dummies sitting inside to simulate a return-to-Earth splashdown scenario. The test lasted all of about 10 seconds

Astronomers have found the closest exoplanet to Earth

For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting our sun’s nearest neighbor. The newly identified exoplanet (a planet outside our solar system) is officially the closest kno

After nearly two years, NASA regains contact with lost spacecraft

After attempting to regain contact for nearly two years, NASA has finally reestablished communications with the sun-studying satellite, STEREO-B. At 6:27 p.m. ET, NASA received a downlink signal from
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