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Emily Calandrelli  Emmy-nominated TV host 🎀 Public Speaker πŸŽ₯ Host/EP - FOX's Xploration Outer Space πŸ’‘ WVU, MIT grad ✏️ Author Ada Lace Books

How do you build a high altitude balloon?⁣
Answering your 6 most common questions about my recent launch to the edge of space! (including what the "edge of space" means, and how you can get FAA approval to launch one of these yourself)⁣
If you wanted to skip ahead to certain parts -> here's an overview of the questions I answered!⁣
2:37 - Question 1 - How high did my balloon get?⁣
5:00 - Question 2 - How much did this cost?⁣
7:05 - Question 3 - How'd you design this?⁣
(7:13) - 5 Phases of a HAB project⁣
(8:13) - 6 Components of a HAB⁣
(9:06) - 3 Main Parts of a Payload⁣
(9:22) - 3 Options for GPS Systems⁣
12:30 - Question 4 - Did I know where the balloon was going to go?⁣
14:17 - Question 5 - What did my payload weigh?⁣
14:30 - Question 6 - How do you get approval to launch a high altitude balloon?⁣
(Link in bio)
#scicomm #weatherballoon #hab #engineering #highaltitudeballoon #balloonlaunch

I've joined the fleet of electric car owners! Say hello to my @bmw i3! ⚑ ⁣
I got this 2015 car for $16.5k - and I really wanted to share this for those of you who are like me and obviously think Tesla's are awesome, but can't/don't want to spend >$40,000 on a car! There are a bunch of wonderful electric car options out there for lower budgets. πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ£
This car has about 75 miles pure electric range. And since I've never had an electric car and was kinda worried about being stranded with no charging options, I got the "range extender" option, which means it has an additional 75 miles range if you fill up its small tank with gas. I've been driving this for a month and haven't needed the range extender once, but it gives me peace of mind.⁣
I've also never driven a BMW before and feel especially bougie in this. There are small things about it that make it feel like a ~luxury~ car. Plus, my 6'5'' husband claims he feels like he has more room in THIS car than in our Honda CR-V. πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ£ Oh and this car qualifies for the California "clean air vehicle" sticker which means I can drive in the HOV lane with this (!!!)
Anyway, yay for not needed gas to drive places anymore!!! βš‘πŸš—β£
#electriccar #bmwi3⁣

I'm slowly but surely completing my solar system of @movaglobes. 🌠⁣
For any space enthusiast in your life, these are pretty amazing gifts - and now the complete solar system is available (!)✨⭐🌠 Check them out at⁣

Hoping Sansa takes the throne tonight, and Bran does literally anything useful πŸ‘‘

I've taken many-a-selfie in front of Space Shuttle Atlantis, but none quite like this. ☺️⁣⁣
In 6 months I'll be visiting @kennedyspacecenter again. I'll be able to show my parents, my husband, and my 3 month old baby girl the KSC bus tour that I'm the host of and my Ada Lace books in the KSC gift shop. It's so wild to imagine my own child seeing these things that I've done. Sure, she'll probably sleep the whole time and have literally no idea what's going on, but it will sure mean a lot to me.⁣⁣
#kennedyspacecenter #nasa #spaceshuttle #spaceshuttleatlantis #googlepixel3

First ultrasound sent to the edge of space! πŸš€πŸ’ͺ🏼⁣⁣
Sorry to any future kids we may have, because I don't know if I can top this. But all ultrasounds kind of look the same right?...πŸ˜‰β£β£
Would you like to see a video of me answering questions about how I built this? Post your questions here and I'll answer them this week in a video. 🎈⁣⁣
(First couple photos from @pablo.e.san)⁣⁣
See the launch at the link in my bio⁣

Excited for this next adventure πŸ€— if you're interested in following along - follow my new account @thespacemom 🀰🏻. I'll minimize the baby stuff on this account (for the most part πŸ˜‰)

I had some news I wanted to share with you, so I worked for 3 months designing, building, and flying that announcement to the edge of space. πŸš€πŸŽˆ(Swipe to see a clip) Link in Bio #WaitForIt... @thespacemom


IT HAPPENED IT HAPPENED IT HAPPENED!! Ada Lace WENT TO SPACE! πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€ The launch was beautiful (!!!) And we even saw the 1st stage booster land in the distance! (And heard the SONIC BOOM too!) Ahhh, best night ever 😭😍 #CRS17 #AdaLaceGoesToSpace #kennedyspacecenter #spacex

Alright people, HOLD ONTO YOUR BUTTS - it appears that @nasa and @spacex are definitely targeting a launch of #CRS17 early tomorrow morning!

Please dear God let the weather cooperate 🀞🏼 hopping on a plane to Florida today (hopefully for the last time this week πŸ˜…). And at 3:12am ET, I hope to watch my book leave this planet and head to the International Space Station. πŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #KennedySpaceCenter #CRS17 #SpaceX

Had a blast at the #kennedyspacecenter yesterday! This place is like space Disney World. πŸš€ Launch update: #CRS17 is now scheduled to launch Ada Lace into space this Friday at 3:11am ET 😊

When was the last time you visited @kennedyspacecenter? Did you know that it's been completely updated?? #SpaceX #NASA

Here at @kennedyspacecenter getting ready to sign my Ada Lace books under the ATLANTIS SPACE SHUTTLE. Dream come true day NBD (!!!) Are you visiting #kennedyspacecenter today? Come to the Atlantis Center from 11am to 1pm! πŸš€

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