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Brendan Byrne

Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

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









This artist’s concept shows OSIRIS-REx spacecraft contacting the asteroid Bennu with the Touch-And-Go Sample Arm Mechanism or TAGSAM. Photo: NASA

Ancient Asteroid Dust & Deep Space Delivery



After launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida back in 2016, OSIRIS-REx is about to execute one of its most critical mission objectives — suck up some dust on a far away asteroid.


NASA astronauts Jeff Williams and Nicole Stott vote from space via email. Photo: NASA / Nicole Stott

Voting From Space: How NASA Astronauts Will Cast Ballots From Orbit



Since the Civil War, servicemembers have participated in U.S. elections by mail, giving voters away from home a chance to cast a ballot. Election supervisors are making provisions for another group of traveling voters to participate in the November 3 election — astronauts more than 250 miles above the Earth.


Former Shuttle Astronaut and Boeing’s Director of Crew & Mission Systems tests out the pressure suit in a Starliner mock-up. Photo: Boeing

Boeing Starliner Commander Steps Down From First Crewed Mission



A Boeing astronaut has stepped down as commander of the first human test flight of the company’s Starliner spacecraft. Chris Ferguson was scheduled to command the capsule on its first flight carrying humans to the international space station. Instead, NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore will step in as commander of the vehicle under NASA’s Commercial Crew program.