Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from Amherst College and a Master of Science certificate in planetary topography from Brown University. She went to The Planetary Society in 2001. She has been composing and altering the Planetary Society Blog since 2005, writing about space news, clarifying planetary science, and sharing wonderful space photographs. From 2018 to 2019 she was supervisor of the Society’s part magazine, The Planetary Report.

Emily has been a functioning ally of the worldwide local area of room picture preparing fans as Administrator of the discussion since 2005. She is additionally a contributing editorial manager to Sky and Telescope magazine.

Her first book, named The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job, was distributed by Springer-Praxis in March, 2018. The book clarifies the turn of events, plan, and capacity of Curiosity with the very degree of specialized detail that she conveys in the Planetary Society Blog. A subsequent book, Curiosity and Its Science Mission: A Mars Rover Goes to Work will continue in 2021.

She was granted the 2011 Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award from the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Amortizor  Society for her blog section about the Phoebe ring of Saturn. Space rock 274860 was officially named “Emilylakdawalla” by the International Astronomical Union on July 12, 2014. She got a privileged doctorate from The Open University in 2017 in acknowledgment of her commitments in conveying space science to the general population.

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