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Brendan Byrne

Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast

He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the sound of the program.

Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to Central Florida in 2005 to attend the University of Central Florida. He began working at WMFE as a college intern where he discovered his love for public radio.



Recent Stories from Brendan Byrne





NASA Astronaut Nick Hague speaks with reporters for the first time since an emergency landing cut short his mission to the International Space Station. Photo: NASA / YouTube

Soyuz Accident Highlights NASA’s Need For More Launch Options



A NASA astronaut who had to make an emergency landing last week said he’s confident Russia can fix the problem that caused the launch failure. The incident highlights NASA’s need for more options to get astronauts into orbit.










Expedition 57 Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, left, and Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA, right. embrace their families after landing at the Krayniy Airport, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Photo: NASA

Astronaut, Cosmonaut Safe After Soyuz Rocket Launch Anomaly



An American Astronaut and Russian Cosmonaut are safe after an emergency landing during a launch to the International Space Station. The anomaly could have an impact on the long-term health of the space station.




United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno speaks at the National Space Club Florida. Photo: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

ULA Boss: Cape Readies For Human Launches, New Rocket



United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno said its facility at Cape Canaveral is making final preparations to launch humans into space. The rocket company is also prepping for a new vehicle set to launch in 2020 – the Vulcan. 



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