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Emily Calandrelli  Emmy-nominated TV host ๐ŸŽฅ Correspondent - Bill Nye Saves the World ๐ŸŽฅ Host/EP - FOX's Xploration Outer Space ๐Ÿ’ก WVU, MIT grad โœ๏ธ Ada Lace Books

This is the world's largest FLYING TELESCOPE - meet SOFIA!
I haven't seen this beauty since I was an intern at @nasaames. SOFIA flies from here in CA, from FL and from New Zealand (to observe the night sky in the southern hemisphere!). **1ST pic: you can see the door that opens on the side of the plane which reveals the telescope (it's by my hand in the air) **3RD pic: this is the back end of the telescope where you can see the instruments. It takes up the back 1/3 of the plane!

What an incredible extreme laboratory โœจ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿš€ @sofiatelescope

Back on that space grind! Chatting about the funnest fun facts about the universe w/ the incredible @tweetsoutloud โœจ๐Ÿš€ #xplorationouterspace

Not looking American at all as I bid farewell to Italyโœจ๐Ÿš€ I'm 90% bread, pasta and wine and pretty happy bout it. ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿ๐ŸทArrivederci Italy! As always, you were perfect. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Some may be sick of my non-spacey posts, but ~it's my birthday~ and I'm in my favorite place in the world, so here we are! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽˆDon't believe the hype, getting older is fabulous. Hello 31, let's see what we can do with you. ๐Ÿš€

Can't believe I get to spend my birthday here. ๐Ÿ‹โœจ thankful for so many wonderful moments that this year brought me. Some unsolicited advice from an elderly 31-year-old: say yes to scary things (career-wise), stay in touch with friends who matter, and do something nice for your parents that they may not be able to do for themselves.

Last leg of our trip is my favorite place in the world ~ the Amalfi Coast. First time I came here I was 22 and traveling by myself. I fell in love with the cities along this coast and couldn't wait to bring people I loved to this area. ๐Ÿ‹ So thankful to be spending my birthday here tomorrow. โœจ๐Ÿ’•

Pictured: tourist jumping with ironic glee in front of an historic monument where 500,000 people and over a million wild animals were killed for entertainment.

We humans still have our problems, but we're getting better over the years.
#imfunatparties #lovelulus

๐Ÿ“šโœจTravestere you are magical.

Before I fell in love with space, I wanted to become an Architect. So, Florence's il Duomo was a sight to see. This is the largest masonry dome in the world, and it was built in the 1400s. One of the biggest mysteries, though, is how its designer and his masons accomplished such precision in brick laying without the aid of GPS, laser levels, and CAD software. It's simply an Engineering marvel before its time โ›ชโœจ

Oh, Venice. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น You are so beautiful, but you may not be around forever. As global warming pushes sea level rise higher, water is more threatening to this city - built on islands - than ever before. In many ways, this is the first city to go to war with climate change. If we don't take this problem seriously, Venetians may lose their home forever. So let's believe the science, win this war, and move on to a more sustainable future. ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒ

Pasta la vista, babe. Vacationing in Italy for 10 days. Venice -> Florence -> Rome -> Amalfi. Anyone been? What's your most memorable experience? ๐Ÿทโœจ๐Ÿฅ‚

Yesterday (*looks at watch*), ahem, THIS MORNING felt like a dream. I have a rocket hangovor and I'm feeling so grateful for the adventure.๐Ÿš€ โœจ
Congratulations to @ulalaunch, @lockheedmartin, and @nasajpl for the successful launch of #InSight!! This picture was taken right before the tower rolled away from the rocket.
Now, on to Mars! ๐Ÿ”ด

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