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 founder Elon Musk wants to launch his new shiny, stainless steel rocket called Starship from Florida’s Space Coast. Musk also wants to build the rocket in Brevard.
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?
United Launch Alliance is poised to launch an Air Force communication satellite Friday from Cape Canaveral.
The nationwide grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft affects six airlines at Orlando International Airport.
President Donald Trump released his 2020 budget request Monday which could give NASA $21 billion.
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.
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.
The first privately built spacecraft designed to carry astronauts is on its way to the International Space Station. SpaceX launched the Crew Dragon capsule from Kennedy Space Center early Saturday morning.
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.
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.