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After Orion launch, planetary scientist looks to the future


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Orion Launch

Orion blasts off atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo: KennedySpaceCenter.com

Orion blasts off atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo: KennedySpaceCenter.com

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With the successful test flight of Orion Friday, NASA marked the start of what it calls a new era in human spaceflight.

Designed for deep space travel, Orion may one day put humans on Mars or an asteroid.

90.7’s Brendan Byrne spoke with UCF Planetary Scientist Phil Metzger about the launch and the future of human space exploration.

 

Listen to an extended cut of Phil Metzger’s conversation with 90.7’s Brendan Byrne, including details about an asteroid mission and the future of space mining.

 

 


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. He also helps produce WMFE's public affairs show "Intersection," working with host ... Read Full Bio »

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