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
After spending about a month on the International Space Station, SpaceX’s new Cargon Dragon capsule splashed down off the coast of Florida. It’s a departure from previous versions of the vehicle which splashed down in the Pacific. The new splash zone means scientists can get their hands on their returning equipment faster, meaning they can make critical observations of experiments quicker and opening up more opportunities for space-based science.
NASA engineers completed a preliminary investigation into Saturday’s SLS engine test that resulted in an early shutdown of the test.
NASA Plans To Fire Engines On Its Next Moon Rocket, A Critical Test Before Launching From Kennedy Space Center
NASA plans to conduct a critical test Saturday of its next moon rocket SLS, firing the rocket’s four main engines for the first time. It’s the final test in the SLS green run campaign, putting the rocket’s core stages through its paces before a possible launch later this year.
The Air Force is recommending the Army’s Redstone Arsenal In Huntsville, Alabama as the new home of Space Command headquarters, not Florida which was in the running.
Petition Calls For Casselberry Vice Mayor’s Resignation After Incendiary Remarks Before Capitol Riot
An online petition is calling for the resignation of Casselberry’s vice mayor and commissioner after a video surfaced showing the vice mayor making incendiary comments a day before rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
SpaceX scrubbed the planned return of a cargo capsule Monday filled with science experiments from the International Space Station.
After Splashing Down Off Florida’s Coast, Researchers Will Get Their Hands On Space Experiments In Record Time
A spacecraft packed with science experiments is set to return from the International Space Station Monday night, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean. It will be the first recovery of a cargo craft off the coast of Florida and that has researchers very excited.