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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

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 '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 ... Read Full Bio »

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