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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

NASA’s Perseverance rover takes a selfie with Ingenuity. Photo: NASA/JPL

Piece Of Historic Fabric On Martian Helicopter Is Also On Display In Orlando



A tiny helicopter on Mars could take its first flight as early as Sunday, marking the first powered flight on another planet. On board that helicopter is an even tinier piece of fabric. A piece can be found here on Earth, in Orlando. WMFE’s Brendan Byrne spoke with Nicole Darden Creston to explain why NASA sent a little drone to the red planet and how that tiny swatch of fabric ties into Orlando. Brendan, thanks for joining us. 


Theoretical physists Michio Kaku’s new book is “The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything”

Michio Kaku & The Quest For A Theory Of Everything



Before he died, Einstein was working on a theory of everything. It aims to combine all the forces in the universe into one beautiful, mathematical equation to explain everything. That equation remains incomplete, but physicists like Michio Kaku are charging ahead using new scientific observations from gravitational wave detectors and particle accelerators.






Inspiration4 Crew at historic Launchpad 39A. Photo: SpaceX

A SpaceX All-Civilian Mission Has Its Crew



A billionaire who purchased a trip to space in SpaceX’s crew dragon capsule announced the two remaining crewmates who will join him on his mission. The all-civilian crew of four will launch to orbit from Kennedy Space Center as early as September.