Space Exploration is the Worst | Emily Calandrelli | TEDxIndianaUniversity

  • Опубликовано: 23 дек 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

Комментарии • 3 089

  • Bill Knott
    Bill Knott День назад

    I'm going to sample this on a lofi space song. Thanks.

  • sam zhang
    sam zhang 3 дня назад +1

    PLOT TWIST 1000

  • Sara Perez
    Sara Perez 4 дня назад

    Yas queen

  • Michael Allevato
    Michael Allevato 7 дней назад

    What a dream wife. Beautiful, and intelligent.

  • Thomas Bentley
    Thomas Bentley 10 дней назад

    Who let this Thot on ted ?

  • Saul Ebrahym Memon
    Saul Ebrahym Memon 10 дней назад

    space is the worst
    approx.ten seconds later
    no its not

  • FRXable
    FRXable 13 дней назад

    What many people fail to grasp is that space is far more deadly to humans then earth has been even during the mass extinctions. That, and the biggest threat to our survival is us. So that's why collonies of humans on for example Mars does nothing significant towards increasing our survival chances as a species.

  • RTSC
    RTSC 14 дней назад

    The more satellites we put up, the higher Earth's temperature gets. Stop putting satellites up!

  • RTSC
    RTSC 14 дней назад

    One clap for Matt Damon. Poor Matt.

  • Noah Dreher
    Noah Dreher 15 дней назад


  • motoman 111
    motoman 111 17 дней назад

    does she know we didn't go to the moon

  • Thom Abeln
    Thom Abeln 19 дней назад

    Can anyone explain to me the joke that is being made at 12:28 about Earth (C) and Mars (V)? I have no idea what the symbol in front of the letters means

  • Turda Mariana
    Turda Mariana 19 дней назад

    I am so glad that Mars and other planets are asteroidproof ! So let's abandon Earth, let's leave our mother behind ! Yeee !!!

  • Jan Pospisil
    Jan Pospisil 19 дней назад

    I literally wasted 7 minutes of my time givving this video a chance.

  • Kyle Wright
    Kyle Wright 21 день назад

    I came into this video like screw you lady, and then I got to the end and I realized she was just making a point. :) Great job!

  • Ales Tursic
    Ales Tursic 21 день назад

    Universities are walking 65 years behind and patent office 67 years. 18 years old person is too old to be recruited and university is out of business for the sector. Patent office has lost it's function. Peace I wish with all.

  • I H
    I H 25 дней назад

    space exploration is the worst...……………… sarcasm.

  • C.C. ORR
    C.C. ORR 27 дней назад

    Looking through the comments it appears she’s just being sarcastic, don’t care, probably says nothing interesting. Correct me if I’m wrong please thanks

  • Tanuj Sharma
    Tanuj Sharma 28 дней назад

    So apart from sarcasms it's just a minute video! GREAT!

  • David Perugini
    David Perugini 29 дней назад

    I think it's unfortunate that this gifted women with extraordinary credentials is so unaware of how her sarcasm affects her message. It detracts from the technical content and validity of her talk. Also, on a more sensitive note, her physical attractiveness, I believe, gives her a "pass" on her edgy delivery.

  • ramsareit
    ramsareit Месяц назад

    She has intelligence, but all the data she has is is hilarious how people have no discernment....and Emily is one of them. Good for her.....all govt info....and data and she is one of their commercials

  • vlaoo
    vlaoo Месяц назад

    Very nice, now, show us your tits!

  • Y - YES
    Y - YES Месяц назад

    Probably the worst ted talks I have ever watched

    JESŦEȐ OVERWATCH Месяц назад

    Any way: space is a concern of homeland security most internet and militarry operation depends of satelits. + human kind will have to go into space any way.

  • Jan Hansen
    Jan Hansen Месяц назад

    She is bad, in a big way, what a Cow ..

  • alex cheng
    alex cheng Месяц назад

    To think that someone who works for Fox can hold and promote ideas like this, good for them, this is a perfect cost doe climate change deniers

  • mschmidt647
    mschmidt647 Месяц назад

    Horrible approach. The sarcasm only works as the hook for her thesis. Within two minutes I’m already annoyed that I’m having to sift through her points like double negatives to find out what she really means. Furthermore, for a persuasive piece, talking down to the people who don’t agree with you is just offputting. As someone from the political right side of the spectrum but who is also open to her overall point and what she has to say, she drove me to shut her off before she could finish articulating any salient points cause of the attitude.

  • Alex Lewis
    Alex Lewis Месяц назад

    sarcasm for a 14mins is too much

  • Vean Whitcher
    Vean Whitcher Месяц назад

    Save us from extinction, here is evidence of loose screws.

  • Vean Whitcher
    Vean Whitcher Месяц назад

    Spillout technologies, for God's sake I keep hearing this,will somebody please list just ten. This would only be billions per spillout. And why manned? I ll tell you why, because most of NASA is the realm of Trekies.

  • Always BGrateful
    Always BGrateful Месяц назад +1

    Intelligence and Beauty 👍

  • stan dodge
    stan dodge Месяц назад

    Yikes that was just painful to watch. It took forever to get to the point. So much fluff and sarcasm! Get on with it...5.1k dislikes!

  • Greg LaCle
    Greg LaCle Месяц назад

    Emily Calandrelli I love you!

  • Nick Gee
    Nick Gee Месяц назад

    I feel for her family members. That tone of voice is now in my room 101. I get irony, believe me I'm English but I'm now off jumping in front of the 14:55 to Euston. God bless.

  • Chengshenhan Su
    Chengshenhan Su Месяц назад

    still climate change is the worst, why not solve it first and think future

    ARCHER_ BIOTRONICA Месяц назад

    Too much sarcasm.......

  • Nikhil Sukumar
    Nikhil Sukumar Месяц назад

    Please don't listen to her. She is either foolish or has an agenda. If we stop all space research and scientific research, we will continue to be slaves to the rich. That idea of slavery is what she us prescribing either foolishly or being a puppet to someone else's business propaganda. The real need today is to unite humans to build a powerful spaceship that can transport us to a better planet. Without a united effort, we will fall, victims, to the rich. Only the rich want us to live on earth as sub-humans or servants. Choose the life that you want!

  • Mizushima Fujin
    Mizushima Fujin Месяц назад

    That was just annoying

  • Robert Christal
    Robert Christal Месяц назад

    Humanity will never exist anywhere other than earth, get real.

  • Haim Ben Avraham
    Haim Ben Avraham Месяц назад

    what a load of rubbish.

  • Stephen Haenn
    Stephen Haenn Месяц назад

    I see, sarcasm. Hopefully most viewers went through the whole video.

  • Miraç Özel
    Miraç Özel Месяц назад

    Sarcasm is ok when its on point, when you try to stretch it to 15 minutes it just becomes lame.

  • dj Curiosity
    dj Curiosity 2 месяца назад

    Who is this primate from the cave?

  • Anderson santos cruz
    Anderson santos cruz 2 месяца назад

    In my humble opnion, we human beings are explorers by nature, we try to understand and get answers of everything that surrounds us, if we thought that way, we hadn't created airplanes, ships and so on to help us explore new places

  • Chris R
    Chris R 2 месяца назад

    Why perpetuate the Elon Musk myth??

  • Chris R
    Chris R 2 месяца назад

    People can't go into space just yet!!

  • Clarke Corvo
    Clarke Corvo 2 месяца назад

    one minute in and thats it: "62 millions are little girls" feminism creeps through, im out

  • TheDarrylJohnsonShow
    TheDarrylJohnsonShow 2 месяца назад

    I'm conflicted...I think I would like this if it weren't for the title. The title makes it clickbait which I don't like. Moreover, it required a lot of extras mental energy to reconvert all of the facetiousness to plain speak in my head. But I respect the creativity and courage it took to present an entire lecture in this manor. So...I'm mixed. I think the smugness was probably the biggest problem. But overall I'd give her kudos- just change the title.

  • hudstar2011
    hudstar2011 2 месяца назад

    A great video with a great message. One of those videos you must watch in its entirety regardless of her patronising child like tone.

  • Simon Schulze
    Simon Schulze 2 месяца назад

    I’m so used to Republicans being crazy, I only realized at the end that she’d been sarcastic all along

  • Ivelin Hristov
    Ivelin Hristov 2 месяца назад

    Now this is a Hot woman. A real deal. :)

  • Billy The_kid
    Billy The_kid 2 месяца назад

    We dont spend enough on space exploration. This reminds me of the book jonathan livingston seagull where the gulls thought it was a waste of time to explore their true potential

  • Sam
    Sam 2 месяца назад

    no idea what she was saying..but i would make her breakfast

  • Stephen Davis
    Stephen Davis 2 месяца назад

    13 minutes of remorseless smug sarcasm. Oy!

  • Evander Writes
    Evander Writes 2 месяца назад

    I'd do her.

  • Jack Lund
    Jack Lund 2 месяца назад

    I’m sorry but u sound like an annoying brat who didn’t win her ride on a rocket

  • Richard Cassidy
    Richard Cassidy 2 месяца назад +1

    She is seriously deluded. Space exploration is a must. As in an earlier age exploration discovered America and the world was a better place for it. With that as her premiss - that space exploration is a waste and we should be spending money on (fill in the blank), I could not get more than three minutes into her spiel. Also her voice is like nails scraping on a blackboard.

    • casual crusade
      casual crusade 2 месяца назад

      +Richard Cassidy yeah, it was cringey

    • Richard Cassidy
      Richard Cassidy 2 месяца назад

      I realise that now. I want back to do a penance watch but was even further repelled by her style. +casual crusade

    • casual crusade
      casual crusade 2 месяца назад +1

      If you would have made it 4 minutes in, you would have realized it was satire and she was criticizing conservative ignorance.

  • farmasinema
    farmasinema 2 месяца назад

    She's really cute.

  • Everything I Have
    Everything I Have 2 месяца назад

    Beauty, brains, and sarcasm.....the holy trinity that I seek!

  • dramamine69
    dramamine69 2 месяца назад

    its called SPACE EXPLORATION is the worst not HIGH EARTH ORBIT is the worse. What is up with people like her and Bill Nye. She points out the first 4 "extinction" level events were C02 related and had nothing to do with humans yet this warming phase is "man made"; first list 44 million years between, second listed 80, third 103, fourth 46, fifth 140 and the sixth so far 65+...see a pattern? long short long short long short...climate change is a natural occurrence. I am a conservative and know NOONE that denies climate change our question is, and always has been, to what amount is man made activity speeding up the process and if slowing down scientific discovery, which always happens with economic stagnation, would do more harm than good in the long run. Our basic biological output will grow at even greater rates, hey over 7 b people plus live stock to feed said 7b people, will outpace our ability to curve C02 without scientific means. Funding drives scientific discovery and the market funds the funding. Clicked this to head about space exploration not 14 minutes on high earth orbit and climate change with 30 seconds about space.

  • albert bo
    albert bo 2 месяца назад

    I can't take a woman serious on this subject

  • Jack Greyson
    Jack Greyson 2 месяца назад

    Too much sarcasm but this was well thought out and brings up some great points

  • Rami Lejonhjärta
    Rami Lejonhjärta 2 месяца назад

    Space explorations is waste of money and time. Spend that money here on earth. Explore Arctic, Mariana Trench and so on.

    • Billy The_kid
      Billy The_kid 2 месяца назад

      +Aar 🤔 not sure how the answer to that would advance humans as a species.

    • Aar
      Aar 2 месяца назад

      +Billy The_kid go find who did 9/11 if you have a question.

    • Billy The_kid
      Billy The_kid 2 месяца назад

      If earth is in space and were from earth then we are from space. We want answers to the big questions.

  • Kobina Williams
    Kobina Williams 2 месяца назад

    WTF.....what a video.....this is a like a complete waste of time in a kinda way.......a video that just switches its purpose to the exact opposite in the end........hahaha..........never seen anything like it

  • Kobina Williams
    Kobina Williams 2 месяца назад

    Useless video

  • klfmc rjn
    klfmc rjn 2 месяца назад

    i agree too

  • DarkWarrior 2007
    DarkWarrior 2007 2 месяца назад

    I totally disagree with this. Without ‘annoying data’ we could all die. This data is purely amazing. It helps sick people, scientists and schools. This satellite constellation you talk of is brilliant it could end wars, give life and information. Space exploration is simply amazing it expands our life, our purpose and technologies. It gives us more information so we can have species wide peace.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2 месяца назад +1

    Oh my gawwd is this actually a hot engineer

  • thomas addis
    thomas addis 2 месяца назад +1

    Intelligent but not funny

  • thomas addis
    thomas addis 2 месяца назад

    Can someone explain what’s the point of this? I’m trying hard, but,

  • conni70
    conni70 2 месяца назад

    dang..what a little hottie..

  • RikarduhModest
    RikarduhModest 2 месяца назад

    Did they found her somewhere on the Big Bang Theory series or was she fired from p*rn because she talked too much....just kidding, great talk but she needs to slow down a little on sarcasm

  • Ioannis Konstantinidis
    Ioannis Konstantinidis 2 месяца назад

    Kind of annoying but she is trying to approach all the people who are literally clueless. However, this is a TED talk. Not a TV show.

  • Austin G
    Austin G 2 месяца назад

    With the budget NASA has had over the last 50 years we should have much more from them. We could have easily accomplished all the thing NASA has "contributed" to the world with out the INSANE amount of money they have used to go to nonsense places like the moon and Mars. My Bet: There is not life or any valuable data on a surface outside the earth. How bout instead of sending RC cars to foreign planets 300 million miles away, we try and develop a practical renewable resource? Or non extreme measures of reducing carbon.

  • kiki alatise
    kiki alatise 2 месяца назад

    i was going to use this for my work and i was so confused and then at the end i realised this doesnt agree with my topic afteall

  • Yuvraj Singh
    Yuvraj Singh 2 месяца назад

    Pure sarcasm. Rockets don't make people poor ,they make them rich.And the problems are due to population.That's why we are exploring 'space'.

  • Nicholas MacRury
    Nicholas MacRury 2 месяца назад +1

    I admire her courage to use irony to the max but the title was misleading

  • Mark Keith
    Mark Keith 2 месяца назад +1

    Space exploration must be done, if not now then when? It's a necessity for the survival of our species. Plus, if there are more evolutionary ladders we have yet to climb, it'll be found out in space.

  • JD_uk93
    JD_uk93 3 месяца назад

    I almost didn't watch this because of the title but then I realised that she was being sarcastic! Anyone in the comment section who like me was annoyed, watch the full vid its actually good

  • C-Dog A
    C-Dog A 3 месяца назад

    Another example of proof that beautiful women who are unattainable exist in the world.

  • Ron Smith
    Ron Smith 3 месяца назад +3

    there's some space between her legs that needs exploring, hehehe.

  • ddel125
    ddel125 3 месяца назад


  • Ian cruz
    Ian cruz 3 месяца назад

    Satellites are the biggest Hoax!

  • Piotrek1993PL
    Piotrek1993PL 3 месяца назад

    Too much irony and people watching 1/3 of a movie makes likes 11/16.

  • Anand Sundar
    Anand Sundar 3 месяца назад

    Ahhhh.... you got me....😅😅😅........

  • Inshane72
    Inshane72 3 месяца назад

    Yep... I was right.
    She was made for me. 😊 ❤️

  • REMF
    REMF 3 месяца назад +1

    I love this woman!! I wonder if she will marry me and have a large family?

  • Rovaid Khan
    Rovaid Khan 3 месяца назад

    too much acting

  • MBDB MemesBanaoDeshBachao
    MBDB MemesBanaoDeshBachao 3 месяца назад

    5k dislikes??

  • Erickson Prime
    Erickson Prime 3 месяца назад

    This unfunny female is the reason we must go to space. To get away from her.

  • Bill Meck
    Bill Meck 3 месяца назад

    The switch and sarcasm is juvenile. You don't have to be a denier or a luddite to want to hear an opposing view once in a while. I've heard all her points and generally (generally) agree. But much of what passes for space science is grossly expensive mental and ego masturbation and it would be nice to hear a level-headed critique from that position.


    Earth is flat it's a plane without a cross at the end.

  • D911Lightning
    D911Lightning 3 месяца назад

    I hope that when you get out and look up into the sky, you will realize that space exploration is a hoax and that the earth is motionless and flat.........they have been hiding the truth with all those fake videos while getting billions and billions of dollars!

  • D911Lightning
    D911Lightning 3 месяца назад

    Research Flat earth!

  • D911Lightning
    D911Lightning 3 месяца назад

    Hhahaha all the money and still she needs to show a CGI image of earth ? Do they really spend that money going to space, is the right question ? the earth is flat and no one is going to vacuum space ;)

  • kooltonez jack
    kooltonez jack 3 месяца назад

    Thumbs down because she's smug as has already been posted by many👎..But...2 Thumbs up because she's freaking gorgeous 👍👍 therefore I forgive her smugness 😜

  • Arya Bayat-Mokhtari
    Arya Bayat-Mokhtari 3 месяца назад


  • Taylon Forbes
    Taylon Forbes 3 месяца назад +2

    fortnite is better

  • Sync Master
    Sync Master 3 месяца назад

    Tbh i almost disliked it at the start. Glad i didn't

  • Benjamin Mendez
    Benjamin Mendez 3 месяца назад

    Prolonged and unnecessary sarcasm, low in quality, poor in speech and information. Soon after I though ... no! this can not be real.!... // as many commented ..I may had cut it before finding out, TEDx some times goes really poor!