MEET Emily Calandrelli, Space enthusiast and author!!

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Let’s Discuss “Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission” with Emily Calandrelli

Ladies & gentlemen, please make some noise for our guest EMILY CALANDRELLI!

EMILY, Host of Xploration Outer Space and correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, thinks there aren’t enough female science geeks in fiction. She wants to help change that with her Ada Lace series of children’s books.

She is joining us today to talk about her latest release in Ada Lace series titled Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission. It revolves around a “third-grade scientist and inventor extraordinaire” but has zero overloads of technical details. Emily’s books are entertaining, educational and fun!

About Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli is an Executive Producer and an Emmy nominated host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space, a chief correspondent on Netflix’s show, Bill Nye Saves The World, and writer and host of “Spotlight Space” a YouTube series from Lockheed Martin detailing their latest space projects in development.

 Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of Xploration Outer Space

Emily, who was named to Adweek’s “11 Celebrities and Influencers Raising the Bar for Creativity in 2017”, is an accomplished writer and speaker on the topics of space exploration, scientific literacy, and equality. Her first two novels in a brand-new chapter book series, The Ada Lace Adventures, center around an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology, were released in August of 2017. The second book in the series, Ada Lace: Sees Red, was included in the National Science Teachers Association’s list of best STEM books for 2018. The third book, Ada Lace: Take Me To Your Leader will be published May 1st.

Emily has given talks about the importance of science literacy, the benefits of space exploration, and the challenges for women in STEM careers for clients like Google, Pixar, MIT, Texas Instruments as well as dozens of K-12 schools across the nation. Her first two TEDx talks, “I Don’t Do Math” and “Space Exploration Is The Worst,” have garnered over 700,000 views on YouTube.

Prior to her work in science communication, Emily attended West Virginia University, where she received a Bachelors of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, and MIT where she received two Masters of Science degrees, one in Aeronautics and Astronautics and the other in Technology and Policy. Through her work, she wants to make science relatable, easy to understand and more exciting today than ever before in history.


Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission (An Ada Lace Adventure Book 4)

Third-grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace have a new social studies teacher—who loves group projects. While most of the class has constructed regular dioramas with clay and construction paper, Ada, her best friend Nina, and sometimes nemesis Milton have built a complex scale model of a historic silver mine. But when Milton reveals that he added his “old Milton touch” on their project right before turning it in, Ada worries that he has sabotaged their work.Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission

In a desperate attempt to save their project, Ada and Nina use their combined creative and technical prowess to perform a heist and break into their teacher’s supply closet after school.

Do the two friends have what it takes to deceive the school’s security system? Or will they get caught trying to pull off this seemingly impossible mission?

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In this episode, you’ll find out

  • How did you come up with the idea for the Ada Lace series?
  • More about Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission and how this book will make girls interested in the STEM?
  • Who is the inspiration behind Ada Lace?
  • Discussion on other books in Ada Lace book series.
  • What is Emily’s message for young kids who would love to follow science and consider it a cool discipline?


Where can you find Emily on the internet?

Her website:

Twitter: @TheSpaceGal




A big thank you to Emily for joining us and for sharing her wonderful books with us. We are very excited to see what she does next!  We hope you have enjoyed listening to this episode and be sure to keep your eye out for his future books!


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