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Brendan Byrne

Brendan Byrne

Intersection Producer and Space Reporter

As Producer for Intersection, Brendan Byrne is responsible for the production of WMFE’s weekly news and in-depth conversation show.

When not working on Intersection, he covers news from the Space Coast.

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

Artist conception of Red Dragon on Mars. Photo: SpaceX

You’ve Got To Have A Plan



SpaceX announced plans to send a Dragon capsule to Mars as earlier as 2018. The Planetary Society’s Casey Dreier thinks NASA can take notes.


Intersection: Friday News Round Table



Gun violence, soccer’s takeover and the Indian River Lagoon — all the week’s headlines on the Friday News Round Table.


SpaceX Receives $82M Air Force Contract



SpaceX was awarded an $82 million contract to launch an Air Force GPS satellite. The deal ends the almost decade-long military-launch monopoly held by United Launch Alliance.


Kicking Rockets To The Curb?



Every space exploration mission begins with a countdown. The clock hits zero, the rocket launches and heads to space. But What if we could get rid of rockets all together?






A Deep Space Rescue Mission, Mars 2020 & More Pluto Pics



What happens when there’s an emergency on a spacecraft 75 million miles away? Operators of the Kepler deep space telescope ran into that problem recently when a scheduled check-in proved to be a bit more difficult than expected.




The Orange County Convention Center is funded in part by the Tourism Development Tax.

How Do Orange County Leaders Spend The Tourism Development Tax?



When tourists spend a night in Orlando, they pay a tax. It’s a six percent which goes to a fund that helps pay for things like convention centers, sports stadiums and arenas, auditoriums and museums and the marketing of Orlando. It’s a lot of money. And in the next seven years, Orange County is expecting a surplus of the tourism development tax — but how will it be spent?





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