Space Exploration is the Worst | Emily Calandrelli | TEDxIndianaUniversity

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  • Published on Dec 23, 2015
  • Opening for TEDxIndianaUniversity was Xploration Outer Space producer and star, Emily Calandrelli’s tongue in cheek summary of why space exploration is actually a misguided and empty pursuit, upon which billions of dollars are wasted every year.
    Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space, a nationally syndicated educational program about the space industry. She is also a writer for TechCrunch where she covers
    technology topics with a focus on commercial space companies.

    Emily graduated from MIT with a Masters in Aeronautics and Astronautics and second Masters in Technology and Policy. While at MIT, Emily was awarded the Rene H. Miller Award for the best piece of Systems Engineering work in the AeroAstro department. She received her bachelors in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University. As an undergraduate, Emily received the Truman
    Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship, and placed on USA Today's All-USA Academic First Team.

    Emily enjoys writing, speaking, and posting on her social media (@TheSpaceGal) on the topics of science literacy, space exploration, and equality in STEM fields.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

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  • David Lee
    David Lee 6 hours ago

    You mean problems like multi trillion dollar wars being fought over hydrocarbon fuel? Hmm, if only there was some kind of terrestrial body that had oceans made of the stuff... Oh wait... * glances over at Titan*

  • Lorenzo Blum
    Lorenzo Blum 6 hours ago

    Of course you've just been manipulated once again with a pseudo subversive speech.
    WHAT IS THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX?
    Should one objectively analyse the real costs and consider the aftermath one would end up with astronomical sum.
    Most of our economics are based on lies and fears.
    How long did the mesozoic era last?
    How long have we been around?
    So yeah thanks again for more misinformations...

  • Falc1NL
    Falc1NL 12 hours ago

    I love how she talks, if she was on Fox news she could have been spitting the truth the whole time and viewers would agree with her thinking shes serious.

  • Ely Powell
    Ely Powell 14 hours ago

    She wants to spend nasa money bringing savages from all over into our home. People like this should be banned from goverment. You dont harm your own people to help those that hate us!

  • Glory333
    Glory333 19 hours ago

    there will always be problems on the earth, but there is so much potential for mining, for new "real estate", to grow the economy

  • Giancarlo Pinna
    Giancarlo Pinna 22 hours ago

    English is not my native language and I think I have a mid - low level of understanding, expecially for spoken language.
    I had no doubt it was ironic and sarcastic. I am scared when I see so many people, native english, thinking che is REALLY SAYING space exploration in bad.

  • James Muecke
    James Muecke 23 hours ago

    I am for giving all the morally demented space dreamers a one-way ticket to the moon. They are the type that want to squander the world's limited resources on never ending -- and in the end -- truly worthless projects. That's why we have not been back to the moon in fifty years. All we really got was valueless rocks, billions in debt and misplaced pride. You can be beautiful and educated and still be a reprobate, wanting billions of other people's money so you can act out the adolescent dreams you never grew out of. You are a reprehensible kind of human being.

  • Victor Cuellar
    Victor Cuellar Day ago

    Split personality level: Goddess

  • roxanna Mason
    roxanna Mason Day ago

    The worst title, definitely don't judge this 'book' by its cover.

  • Ronnie Shand
    Ronnie Shand Day ago

    Brilliant

  • Faisal Arisandi Pratama

    Yes, Space Exploration is the worst.
    And you are the most gorgeous.
    😍

  • Abeloth Prime
    Abeloth Prime 2 days ago

    The tone of voice for the first 45 seconds or so grates on my being lol no idea what was said I just cant listen to that tone from our species and not have my shoulders floating around my ears.

  • egads2
    egads2 2 days ago

    Grand Mal Schmooze Factor

  • kavon77
    kavon77 3 days ago

    OMG that voice .

  • handyjerseyguy
    handyjerseyguy 3 days ago

    Minga she's cute why go to space when this lady is here?

  • google AI
    google AI 3 days ago

    Alright I was about to rant, but she has a great sarcastic point.

  • Alex
    Alex 3 days ago +1

    Military necessity. All other reasons are optional. Why do you think the Soviet Union sent Gagarin into space? Not for "exploration", but to show America that they were capable of deliver weapons with human supervision across the globe.

  • John Smith
    John Smith 5 days ago

    Get your tits out!

  • Eric Moore
    Eric Moore 5 days ago

    45% Dislikes - I’m guessing these people didn’t watch the video, didn’t understand the sarcasm, or both...!!!

  • tumarfa
    tumarfa 7 days ago

    Another example of why women should not try to be comedians.

  • Agustín Posse
    Agustín Posse 7 days ago

    .. all she talked about space exploration in 15 min was going to Mars lmao.

  • Bob Russell
    Bob Russell 8 days ago +1

    It was a good talk. I am glad however, that I was able to read the comments underneath before watching the whole of it. I simply used 'fast forward' to get to her (excellent) conclusion.
    I would like therefore, to pass on my thanks to all of you pioneers who watched it first and commented.
    Keep up the good work !

  • Greg Fromer
    Greg Fromer 10 days ago

    Worst Ted video I’ve seen so far. Kinda felt bad for her initially, but lost that pretty quickly.

  • Firemarshal Bill
    Firemarshal Bill 10 days ago

    Her voice is unbearable, and someone please give her some water!

  • x
    x 10 days ago +1

    This chick is undatable.

    • John Smith
      John Smith 5 days ago

      But not unfuckable. Oh no! She's a long way from unfuckable. But then, I've yet to meet the bird I wouldn't stick it in at least once.

  • dan Tron
    dan Tron 10 days ago +1

    I tried.
    But her soapbox is wearing me out

  • B. Carlsen
    B. Carlsen 11 days ago

    She is condescension personified. Clearly, she has disappeared up her own "inner space."

  • truth betold
    truth betold 11 days ago

    Even worse why don't we talk about The budget on United States military Being almost a trillion dollars? That is the most useless venture of all time .... Almost a trillion dollars going Towards how to murder people

  • Just a man
    Just a man 11 days ago +1

    OF COURSE shes not happy with man made global warming being DEBUNKED...AN MIT CRADUATE IN AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS....it PAYS for her to make sure we keep waisting time trying to change what the word of God says about creation...Humans can't control the universe GOD DOES...get over it "intellectuals"....the sun is causing the heating and cooling of the earth and causing the heating/cooling cycles ...Real independent scientists know this...mankind thinks far too much of ourself... OUR PART PLAYED IN CLIMATE CHANGE IS NEGLIGABLE...compared to the co2 that the earth and its natural proccess/animals emit!
    DONT BUY INTO THE LIE...DONT BELIEVE EVERTHING YOU HERE FROM MAINSTREAM "SCIENCE"... MOST HAVE PRIVATE/PERSONAL INTERESTS MIXED IN WITH SOME GOOD OLD FASHION SELF RIGHTEOUS SURFACE HEROICS...
    IN OTHER BETTER NEWS...YOU CAN REPENT OF YOUR SIN, TRUST THE GOD WHO DESIGNED AND MADE IT ALL AND BE SET FREE FROM LIES...LIVE IN TRUE REALITY.
    TRUST IN THE LORD JESUS TODAY BECSUSE TOMORROW ISNT PROMISED...SAD THING IS NUCLEAR WAR MIGHT BE THE ONLY THING THAT STOPS YOU LOOKING AT THE STARS AND FORCES YOU TO BOW THE KNEE TO THE STARMAKER.
    JESUS IS THE WAY, TRUTH AND LIFE AND NO SPACESHUTTLE CAN TAKE YOU TO HIM. REPENTANCE AND FAITH IN HIM IS THE ONLY HOPE FOR ALL MANKIND.

  • Sameer srivastava
    Sameer srivastava 12 days ago

    She doesn't know how many problems down here have their solutions out there.

  • Chris C
    Chris C 12 days ago +1

    x-tortionist.

  • George Worthmore
    George Worthmore 15 days ago

    she had me going for a minute.

  • FUCK YOU
    FUCK YOU 15 days ago +1

    An ironic presentation? ... TED is a joke.

  • Sir Eugene Courtney
    Sir Eugene Courtney 16 days ago

    Speaking on sarcasm, Katharine McPhee is a member of MENSA and on the cast of Scorpion.

    • Sir Eugene Courtney
      Sir Eugene Courtney 15 days ago

      No, her Scorpion team is an assembly of brainiacs except for her.

    • Jan Benschop
      Jan Benschop 15 days ago

      Ooooh, I get it... sarcasm again. Being a good actress and tap dancer makes you brilliant.

  • Roberto Kremer
    Roberto Kremer 17 days ago

    "We" are rich because we worked for it all and invented it all. So we shouldn't be forced to just hand our accomplishments over to the other half that hasn't worked or invented anything. That's just communism. Against human biology even.
    We should however keep an eye on developments of e.g. climate change. Real developments, not just alarmism or fake "consensus". So I'm all for continuous exploration of our planet earth by any means necessary. We know way too little about this pale blue dot.. Exploration of the rest of the universe is nice too, but not as important or urgent as exploration of earth.

    • Roberto Kremer
      Roberto Kremer 12 days ago

      Yes I am, as are all the other 7 billion talking apes with me. Absolutely insignificant.

    • Inservio
      Inservio 12 days ago

      You're a talking monkey hurtling through space on one of a handful of planets orbiting an insignificant star in a very minor galaxy.

  • S I
    S I 18 days ago +5

    imagine whoever married her ..have to put up with her sarcasm for life!

    • billy coker
      billy coker 7 hours ago

      Seeing as how I'm sarcastic too. I think we would get along fine.

    • John Smith
      John Smith 5 days ago +1

      Ye but imagine her soaping her tits in the shower....it's swings and roundabouts mates. Can't have everything.

    • S I
      S I 12 days ago

      @TheJono112 Trust me, you don't want to!

    • TheJono112
      TheJono112 13 days ago

      I would truly love to

  • Quantum Crash
    Quantum Crash 18 days ago

    I really loved how she uses sarcasm instead of data to make her point. Sarcasm and big knockers are much more convincing.

    • Jan Benschop
      Jan Benschop 15 days ago

      I agree that sarcasm is more convincing than data, especially when the data speaks for itself. Science deniers, especially on denial outlets like Fox, et al, use sarcasm all the time. I think this stone cold fox completely out-sarcasmed them.

  • Ogarnijmy to Razem!
    Ogarnijmy to Razem! 20 days ago

    The genre of this video is Hard Sarcasm. I like it, but I wouldn't share it because too many of my friends would get confused and go into existential crisis.

  • Mallikarjun Achar
    Mallikarjun Achar 20 days ago

    mass Extinction took place 1,2 etc due to space exploration ....!!!!

  • Australian Patriot
    Australian Patriot 20 days ago

    Over the last Seventy years the Beautiful Australia i grew up in is Dying dramatically both ecologically and socially ....do you know why ?

  • Drifterseries
    Drifterseries 20 days ago +1

    No need to watch this video, because the answer is: irf the human race wants to survive (laws of nature) - we have to expand and get off this planet and multiply anywhere in space - asap

    • Drifterseries
      Drifterseries 15 days ago

      why want to be perfect? it is our misfits that bring art and beauty also...

    • Michael Biggins
      Michael Biggins 16 days ago

      No- we have to breed racial purity in orbit first, so that we do not take genetic misfits and other problems to other planets?

  • Scott Sanders
    Scott Sanders 20 days ago

    We should use all the war-making money on a space-based technology to seek out and divert potential Earth ending meteors and comet. We also need to spend a lot of that money on finding those potential Earth-ending before they become a 'problem'!

  • Scott Campbell
    Scott Campbell 20 days ago

    Another Example of the propagandizing of “science” at MIT nonetheless. What happened to the Glaciers above Wisconsin 2 miles thick? Cavema SUVs?

    • John Smith
      John Smith 5 days ago

      You tell'em Scott! You've got them in the run now!

  • James McCoy & Friends
    James McCoy & Friends 20 days ago

    What is she talking about? Companies are in a race to get the materials from the asteroid belt. Lots of material there. 2025 first people will start colonizing the Moon. Lots of opportunities...

  • Steve Shrader
    Steve Shrader 22 days ago

    ...this is what you get when you come out of your liberal safe place and spend to much time with Bill Nye...

  • DiamondCrystalGamer
    DiamondCrystalGamer 23 days ago

    Snowballs: YOUR'RE ANNOYING

  • Juan Barreto
    Juan Barreto 24 days ago

    I get it you like space. Jesus, can you beat the dead horse anymore into the ground.

    • Ossie Halvorson
      Ossie Halvorson 23 days ago

      Because space is just one topic and not a container of a thousand different points of discussion 👍

  • Aurora Phoenix
    Aurora Phoenix 25 days ago +1

    I think we just need to be more appreciative of the planet we have

  • Healthy life
    Healthy life 25 days ago +1

    This is the one of the most beautiful womens i ever so in my life...God please create more of them like this one haha

  • Jack Crouch
    Jack Crouch 27 days ago +2

    I have a rocket for her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • yiwei wang
    yiwei wang 28 days ago

    Rubbish.

  • Sebastian Rocha
    Sebastian Rocha 29 days ago +1

    I like the approach she took but not the execution

  • Er. Vivek Choubey
    Er. Vivek Choubey Month ago

    What a great sarcastic speech!!!

  • Shehzad Khan
    Shehzad Khan Month ago

    Something about of the pitch and tone of her voice that is extremely annoying

  • Andrew S
    Andrew S Month ago

    When she said he loves snowballs I thought she was referring to that part in Clerk's...

  • barry mcdougal
    barry mcdougal Month ago +1

    PROVE ONE OF THOSE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE REAL ------ THE BIGGER THE LIE THE MORE THEY WILL BELIEVE.

  • barry mcdougal
    barry mcdougal Month ago

    WOW I HOPE THEY GO FIRST TO MARS ---- NO THEY WILL SEND THE SAME IDIOTS THAT BELIEVED SATELLITES WERE TRANSMITTING COMMUNICATIONS AROUND THE WORLD --- AND NOW TREAT IT AS A JOKE ----- WE ALL NEARLY FELL FOR.

  • logan
    logan Month ago

    you don’t change people’s minds by mocking them. for a little bit, sure, but I feel like she went over the top. her purpose seemed to be to ridicule that group instead of proving why space is useful (I know she did that, but there was a lot more emphasis on the ridiculing). with that said, I can’t agree more with her. space exploration and research is very promising and important.

  • Akshay Bhore
    Akshay Bhore Month ago +2

    Hot & smart! Deadly combo! Sarcasm goddess! 🥰🙏

  • Lorenzo Catalano
    Lorenzo Catalano Month ago

    OMG. All this speaking to defend the worst strategy to save our planet !?! We are destroying our home and now we feel the need to populate other planets for what? Since our nature is to destroy we will do exactly the same thing elsewhere. We have to save mother Earth instead of fooling around! It is our only home in space and if well kept we can live on it for a very long time and when it will finally be our turn we will die gracefully and with respect for our one and only mother...Earth!

  • victor 91
    victor 91 Month ago +1

    She is very dangerous

  • John King
    John King Month ago

    I came to swear at another example of the puerile stupidity of so many Americans, especially the ones who trust Fox. I came to mock and stayed to marvel. This is a magnificent piece of education and this wondrful lady has filled me with admiration for her superb intellect. If only more Americans were like her.

  • Eugenius Williams
    Eugenius Williams Month ago

    always weird when academic intellectual types try to be funny? A weird form of sarcasm?

  • Hi Hikikomori
    Hi Hikikomori Month ago

    No mention of the carbon footprint of space agencies. :/
    Shame.

  • Dalton Duncan
    Dalton Duncan Month ago

    Annoying person who thinks people who ask questions hate science.

  • George Andrews
    George Andrews Month ago

    Space Exploration is the Worst, but still better than septic tank exploration...

  • Daa3.1416 Saa
    Daa3.1416 Saa Month ago +1

    if you are so intellect why do you work fox propaganda channel

    • Hi Hikikomori
      Hi Hikikomori Month ago

      because money... and because she's smart.

  • Gary Mingy
    Gary Mingy Month ago

    So can't we put tribechets on the North Pole of the moon and toss boulders till we smash the big light bulb? It's all down hill from here ,right?

  • Mne Nadoelo
    Mne Nadoelo Month ago

    It was good to the extent that sarcasm reigns in comedy these days. The young will get it, hopefully. As to colonizing Mars, no. They can't keep the aircon going on my commuter train with any reliability. Better to spend money on trying to stop ourselves going extinct in-situ

  • DestinationTruth
    DestinationTruth Month ago

    Almost 0 facts, almost all analogy and anecdotes...

  • Tinoo Siyavash
    Tinoo Siyavash Month ago

    WoW you are annoying pleas stop talking.

  • Michael Dee
    Michael Dee Month ago

    Oh look everyone, an opinion.

  • Javier Lozano Guiler

    This remembers me that the Vatican should do something to tackle world problems

  • shain rinzler
    shain rinzler Month ago

    If i had not watched the last 1 minute of this video...i would have thought that she is one of THE most dumbest people having aeronautical degree

  • Pablo Perez
    Pablo Perez Month ago

    if rocket science doesn't work, she has a bright career as a comedian

  • GeoFry3
    GeoFry3 2 months ago

    US: NASA $18 Billion. Welfare and social programs $2,300 Billion is my response to morons who say we need to spend more on welfare programs.

  • Adam Boogers
    Adam Boogers 2 months ago

    I like the approach: but it’s hard to watch nonsense for 14 min

  • Deadstick
    Deadstick 2 months ago +9

    Unbelievable, 14 minutes of sarcasm.

    • Proud T-Klouds
      Proud T-Klouds 13 days ago +1

      Ironic as she talks about wasting time..

  • Steve Adamo
    Steve Adamo 2 months ago

    The indoctrination shines from the inside out on this poor soul. As smart as you are sweetheart means nothing once you've allowed your self to be filled with bogus information. Here's something for you to ponder. How is it possible to have a pressure system next to a vaccuum? Simply put, you just can't. Not without a barrier at the very least.That thin blue line you mentioned is the barrier with our atmosphere below it. Now tell me what that says about space exploration. Ahh ha..!

  • tune73
    tune73 2 months ago

    It is a terrible waste until we find the propulsion=matter holy grail..you know like the Aliens have who pop in and out of our atmosphere at will and travel millions of light years at a time..

  • Bu Jin
    Bu Jin 2 months ago +1

    That was way fun to watch at 2x speed!

    • ChapDatText
      ChapDatText Month ago

      My RU-clip page miraculously embedded 20x speed due to the sarcasm that is the title of this video

  • Justin Johnson
    Justin Johnson 2 months ago

    M.I.T.=Dyansty

  • gary1961
    gary1961 2 months ago

    I'm sure I've seen her on Twisty's.

  • uglyblokeonabike
    uglyblokeonabike 2 months ago

    I agree space exploration is a waste of money and only benefits the few lucky people who get the chance to go into space!

  • ak .fortyseven
    ak .fortyseven 2 months ago

    Couldn’t be more annoying

  • Adyan Absar
    Adyan Absar 2 months ago +1

    Although there my be many problems down here like heat waves, poverty, and others if we find a new planet we have a chance to save them with another planet like the trappists.

  • Shikher Gupta
    Shikher Gupta 2 months ago

    Sarcasm:1000

  • AYUB ELMI
    AYUB ELMI 2 months ago

    This is so annoying you suke

  • motorised1
    motorised1 2 months ago

    the thing is they are wasting other peoples money, and if she wasn't hot she wouldn't be in her job anyway.

  • Lars Paulsen
    Lars Paulsen 2 months ago

    Her career depends on climate change being real. Wonder why she would be talking about climate change, like it's 100% proven, when it's not. I though she was a scientist...

  • Lars Paulsen
    Lars Paulsen 2 months ago

    NASA is about 100% leftist with high interest in their own jobs, so I wonder why they would be interested in giving us bogus statistics...

  • Lars Paulsen
    Lars Paulsen 2 months ago

    We're just trying to find a place to send the Feminazis. No matter the cost...

  • Jim Haskell
    Jim Haskell 2 months ago +1

    Most annoying Ted Talk I have ever seen.

  • Robert Haney
    Robert Haney 2 months ago

    That be cool

  • Robert Haney
    Robert Haney 2 months ago

    Austin nevada

  • Robert Haney
    Robert Haney 2 months ago

    Lol I get it it's a play off legally blond

  • Levan Svimonishvili
    Levan Svimonishvili 2 months ago

    She is hot like a meteorite burning in the thin atmosphere (-

  • Urban vogue
    Urban vogue 2 months ago

    I read all your comments guys but i don't read those comments which exploite the space research is better ... i request to all of us if you have the knowledge about what is the pros the researchers doing space exploration. .. i believe that if our scientists is find the outer material then they can achieve some new technique like if they seek that in the outer area there is also a planet with having all similar resources like our planet consist and that region which they found more develop latest features then we could obtain new things and also acquired new facilities ... so if you people know about benefits for space exploration then you must comment 😊

  • Roberto Vargas
    Roberto Vargas 2 months ago +1

    I recall some George Carlin jokes at the end, or its just me?

  • Filip Bartoň
    Filip Bartoň 2 months ago

    I had no idea there can be someone more satirical than me...