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
Looking back at Inspiration 4’s launch and the future of commercial astronauts.
We’re just a day away from the launch window opening of SpaceX’s Inspiration-4 mission. It’s the first all-civilian space mission to orbit, taking four people on a three-day trip to space and back. It’s also unlike any launch from the U.S. People are leaving the planet, and they’re not NASA astronauts.
The next human launch from Florida’s Space Coast won’t be of NASA astronauts. The space agency says that’s a good thing.
Florida’s Space Coast is hosting a human space launch from Kennedy Space Center this week. It won’t be NASA astronauts heading to space. Instead, a crew of four civilians is hitching a ride from private space company SpaceX marking a new chapter in commercial space operations.
NASA administrator Bill Nelson said his agency will implement the rule “as soon as possible.”
An inside look at Virgin Galactic as the FAA investigates a recent “mishap” and a conversation with the photographer documenting the all-civilian SpaceX mission Inspiration4.
The UCF Knights kick off their first game Thursday night of the 2021 football season at home against Boise State. The 7:00 p.m. game is bringing a new coach to the field and few COVID precautions to the stands.
Four ordinary people are heading to space, launching on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on September 15. While it’s only a three day mission to low-Earth orbit, the crew will be testing a bunch of new medical technology that will help future astronauts spend more time and travel farther in space.