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Brendan Byrne

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 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’s Crew Dragon arrives at the International Space Station.

What’s Next For NASA’s Commercial Crew Program?



SpaceX successfully launched its Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, docked it to the orbiting outpost, and returned it safely to Earth. So what’s ahead for NASA’s partnership with SpaceX and Boeing to launch astronauts from U.S. soil?








Florida Tech seniors (L to R) Emily York, Curtis Thies and Filippo Mazzanti are working on a race car for their senior design project. Photo: Brendan Byrne

Florida Tech Seniors Solve Real-world Engineering Problems



Undergraduate students at Florida Tech are getting the chance to solve real world engineering and science problems at the Harris Student Design Center at the university’s Melbourne campus. The experience aims to give students a leg-up when joining the job market.


Falcon Heavy launches for the first time from Kennedy Space Center. Photo: SpaceX

Legislative Preview 2019, Part 3: Maintaining Florida’s Leadership In The Space Industry



Since the end of the shuttle program in 2011, Florida has worked to court private space business to fill the gap. Now, other states like Georgia, Texas and Colorado are looking to capitalize on the private space boom. Stakeholders, along with the Governor and Legislature, have a plan to hold on to Florida’s dominance in the space industry.




Artist’s conception of SpaceX Crew Dragon docking to the International Space Station. Photo: NASA

NASA, SpaceX “GO” For Crew Dragon Test Launch To Space Station



NASA is giving SpaceX the green light to launch an uncrewed demonstration mission to the International Space Station this weekend. It will be the first time a privately built spacecraft designed for humans will launch to the space station.


SpaceIL’s “Beresheet” lander ahead of its mission to the moon. Photo: SpaceIL

Israeli Moon Lander Launches From Cape Canaveral



An Israeli spacecraft is on its way to the moon after launching Thursday night from the Cape Canaveral. It’s the first privately-funded mission to attempt a touch down on the lunar surface.



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