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
A key piece of NASA’s next moon rocket has arrived at Kennedy Space Center, ahead of a launch next year. The program is facing new scrutiny by a government watchdog agency.
A test flight in Boca Chica, Texas might be a small hop for SpaceX’s prototype rocket but it’s a giant leap in the company’s ambitions towards launching vehicles to the moon and Mars.
NASA astronauts said coming back to Earth in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule felt like the vehicle was an animal, coming alive.
From remote working to remote learning — the pandemic is highlighting our reliance on the internet. But access to affordable internet isn’t universal. It’s a topic explored in a special report by the team at Marketplace looking at a post-pandemic future called The Economy, What Now. 90.7’s Brendan Byrne spoke with Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood about the inequality in internet access and how space companies could help bridge the gap.
NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover launched last week carrying a stow-away — a tiny helicopter named Ingenuity. If it works, it will be the first helicopter on another world and engineers and scientists are eagerly awaiting the results of the test flight, calling it Mars’ Wright Brother moment. Ingenuity might be the first, but it certainly won’t be the last. Work is underway on another off-planet helicopter named Dragonfly, with a plan to send it to Saturn’s moon Titan in 2027.
The NASA astronauts who flew on the SpaceX craft to the International Space Station in May returned to Earth on Sunday. They splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico due to bad weather in the Atlantic.
NASA’s Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will return to Earth Sunday after a two month stay on the International Space Station. The capsule will splash down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola.