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Are We There Yet? Podcast

When it comes to human space exploration, we’re on the brink of something big.

Astronauts are about to make the leap from low-earth orbit to destinations never before explored by humans — deep space, asteroids and, ultimately, Mars.

New probes and rovers are leading the charge, helping us understand our solar system so we can put humans on new worlds.

Join host Brendan Byrne, space reporter at 90.7 WMFE in Orlando, Fla., as he explores the advances in human space exploration. From conversations with the engineers and scientists building the technology one day heading to Mars, to talks with visionaries and leaders who want to take humankind to deep space, the Are We There Yet? podcast reveals the next chapters in human space exploration.

Listen by clicking on the episodes below, on the WMFE mobile app, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or RSS Feed.

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Are We There Yet

Life On The HI-SEAS


Before we send humans to Mars, it’s probably a smart idea to do a few test runs first, right? That’s what analogs are for. They’re a great way to test the human aspect of space exploration
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On Mars, Curiosity rover takes a ‘selfie.’ Photo: NASA / JPL / Jason Majors
Are We There Yet

Curiosity’s Drill Broke. Now what?


Last year, Curiosity’s drill broke. The Mars rover had used the drill to acquire sample material from Martian rocks 15 times so far. But a sensor that monitors the amount of force used on the arm that hold the drill failed. That means Curiousity can’t tell if the drill bit is slipping or facing excessive force.
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Scott Kelly on the International Space Station. Photo: NASA
Space

Scott Kelly’s Year In Space


NASA ran an experiment on astronauts and twins Scott and Mark Kelly. They sent Scott up in space for nearly a year, and kept Mark on earth to see how bodies change in microgravity.
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An aerial view of Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In view in the background is the Vehicle Assembly Building and the mobile launcher. Photo: NASA/Bill White
Are We There Yet

Launching NASA’s Next Big Rocket


NASA is in the process of developing a rocket system that will take humans past low-earth orbit and into deep space. That huge rocket will launch an uncrewed capsule on a trip around the moon sometime in 2019. And that mission starts from the Kennedy Space Center. So how is the space center prepping for that launch?
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