Brendan ByrneSpace Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host
- Twitter: @SpaceBrendan
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 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
A tiny helicopter on Mars could take its first flight as early as Sunday, marking the first powered flight on another planet. On board that helicopter is an even tinier piece of fabric. A piece can be found here on Earth, in Orlando. WMFE’s Brendan Byrne spoke with Nicole Darden Creston to explain why NASA sent a little drone to the red planet and how that tiny swatch of fabric ties into Orlando. Brendan, thanks for joining us.
Before he died, Einstein was working on a theory of everything. It aims to combine all the forces in the universe into one beautiful, mathematical equation to explain everything. That equation remains incomplete, but physicists like Michio Kaku are charging ahead using new scientific observations from gravitational wave detectors and particle accelerators.
The first Mars helicopter is officially on Martian soil. NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter could fly as early as next week, marking the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet.
Four astronauts on board the International Space Station hopped into their SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Monday morning for a quick ride around the station.
A billionaire who purchased a trip to space in SpaceX’s crew dragon capsule announced the two remaining crewmates who will join him on his mission. The all-civilian crew of four will launch to orbit from Kennedy Space Center as early as September.
Scientists are on the hunt for exoplanets, planets that exist outside our solar system. So far, they’ve found thousands of planets orbiting other stars and some that might be like our own world.
SpaceX is examining pieces of debris at its West Texas launch facility after a test flight Tuesday of a spaceship prototype exploded shortly after liftoff.