Brendan ByrneSpace Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer
- Twitter: @SpaceBrendan
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 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
SpaceX is laying off nearly 10 percent of its workforce.
Many federal workers are not getting a paycheck due to the partial government shutdown including hundreds of workers at the Kennedy Space Center.
Abigail Harrison wants to be the first person on Mars and she’s on a mission to inspire others to help with those efforts.
According to data from American College Health Association, the suicide rate of young adults between the ages of 15 and 24 has tripled since the 1950s and is now the second most common cause of death among college students.
As a partial government shutdown continues into its third week, NASA announced the delay of a test flight of SpaceX’s Commercial Crew capsule. The private company is assessing any impacts the partial government shutdown might have on upcoming launches.
A camera on the Hubble Space Telescope has shut down.
NASA space centers across the country including the Kennedy Space Center remain closed as a partial government shutdown rolls into a third week.
The University of Central Florida is offering a new doctorate program in Aerospace Engineering. A recent study ranked UCF as a top supplier of graduates to the aerospace and defense industry.
China has landed a robot on the far side of the moon – a first for any space agency. It’s not the only organization eyeing the moon and future missions are launching right here from Florida.
A significant power shift begins in Washington with Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives. The expected incoming speaker plans votes on bills to reopen the government and new rules.