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 NASA astronaut is set to return to Earth Wednesday after spending more than six months on the International Space Station. NASA’s Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts will return to Earth in a Soyuz capsule, landing in the Kazakhstan desert.
There’s a lot about space travel that doesn’t get talked about — like how do astronauts shower or go to the bathroom?
Work continues to uncover the cause of an accident that has taken down an asteroid-hunting observatory in Puerto Rico. The Arecibo Observatory went offline back in August after a cable above its dish snapped, causing a metal platform to fall onto the reflector and damage it.
A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station after blasting off from Kazakhstan Wednesday morning. The crew of three, including NASA’s Kate Rubins, launched on a Russian Soyuz capsule.
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.
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.
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.