Emily Calandrelli

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

The Latest from Emily Calandrelli

SpaceX succesfully launches another satellite, brings home another rocket

At 1:26am ET, SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral and, once again, recovered the first stage of that rocket on a drone ship floating in the ocean. More importantly, SpaceX succ

The best apps to download before watching the Perseid meteor shower tonight

The Perseid meteor shower, which comes around every year at this time, will peak tonight and early tomorrow. This year’s event is particularly special because astronomers are predicting an outburst

Moon Express becomes first private company to receive permission to go to the moon

Moon Express has officially become the first private company in the world to receive permission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit. After months of conversations with government officials, the company

Here’s why NASA is launching an asteroid sample return mission for the first time

On September 8, NASA will launch the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on a mission to an asteroid and return a sample of it back to Earth — NASA’s first mission of this type. In doing so, NASA hopes

NASA releases new video showing the globe age one year

Last year around this time, NASA released the first image of Earth taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite. Since then, that camera has captured a full year of our planet from its location at

Atmospheres of Earth-like planets studied for the first time

Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to conduct the first atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets and found evidence to suggest that two could be habitable. The planets have astronomer

SpaceX successfully brings a rocket back to land for the second time

Tonight SpaceX successfully recovered yet another rocket, making it their fifth one in total. Elon Musk’s rocket company launched their two-stage Falcon 9 vehicle from Cape Canaveral at 9:45 pm

One year since the New Horizons Pluto flyby, here’s what we learned

One year ago today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto and forever changed how we think about this frozen world. After more than nine years and three billion miles of traveling through the

Made In Space plans to create a superior optical fiber in microgravity

Made In Space, the company that owns and operates a 3D printer on the International Space Station, has announced their next big project: growing optical fiber in microgravity. The company is scheduled

Moon photobombs the Earth in rare images captured by NASA

A NASA camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a rare lunar transit across the face of a sunlit Earth. The images, which feature a fully lit far side of the moon

Step aside, Tatooine, astronomers have discovered a planet with three suns

Move over, Tatooine, astronomers have discovered a planet with not one, not two, but three suns. Known as HD 131399Ab, the newly discovered planet is located 320 light-years from Earth in the constell

China invests in the hunt for aliens with world’s largest radio telescope

The last of 4,450 triangular panels was installed to complete the world’s largest single-aperture radio telescope, located in China’s Guizhou Province. A monument of China’s dedication to th

After five years, Juno arrives in orbit around Jupiter

After traveling five years through the solar system, Juno has finally reached its destination and is currently in orbit around Jupiter, traveling nearly 250,000 kilometers per hour (150,000 mph).

NASA captures enormous aurora on the largest planet in the solar system

Days before the Juno spacecraft is scheduled to arrive, astronomers have captured an enormous aurora at the north pole of Jupiter. The imagery, released this week, was taken back on May 19 using NAS

Blue Origin breaks ground on new facility to develop orbital rockets

In an email to Blue Origin fans this morning, founder Jeff Bezos announced that the company broke ground on their orbital vehicle manufacturing site in Florida. At 750,000 square feet, the new custom-

NASA fires enormous booster designed for world’s most powerful rocket

Today, NASA successfully completed a full-duration qualification ground test of the booster that is designed to lift the most powerful rocket in the world. This particular test was a cold motor test u

Harvard astronomer David Charbonneau wins $250,000 award for exoplanet research

Dr. David Charbonneau, a Harvard astronomer known for multiple “firsts” in the field of exoplanet research, has been selected as one of three recipients of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientist

Blue Origin launches, lands the same rocket for the fourth time

Blue Origin has successfully completed the fourth launch and landing of their New Shepard rocket and crew capsule. With another nominal flight test, Jeff Bezos’ rocket company is marching toward th

NASA’s new X-plane and the future of electric aircraft

The world is on a quest to create cleaner, quieter airplanes that could replace the fuel-guzzling, roaring commercial aircraft in use today. NASA is leading much of the research and development effo

Gravitational waves have been detected for the second time in history

For the second time in history, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves. And just like that, a new era of astronomy is underway. Like the first gravitational wave detected, scientists b
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