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Are We There Yet? Podcast

There’s a lot going on up there. Join space reporter Brendan Byrne each week as he explores space exploration. From efforts to launch humans into deep space, to the probes exploring our solar system, Are We There Yet? brings you the latest in news from the space beat. Listen to interviews with astronauts, engineers and visionaries as humanity takes its next giant leap exploring our universe.

Listen by clicking on the episodes below, on the WMFE mobile app, or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify or RSS Feed.

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The main collecting dish is among the world’s largest single-dish radio telescopes. The reflective dish is 1,000 feet in diameter, 167 feet deep, and covers an area of about 20 acres. Photo: UCF
Space

Fixing Arecibo & Tracking Near-Earth Asteroids


It’s been more than a month since an asteroid-hunting telescope in Puerto Rico has gone dark. The Arecibo Observatory’s dish is broken after a piece of scaffolding fell, damaging the surface. So what will it take to fix it?
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Mars. Photo: NASA
Space

Humans To Mars & A Supernova Extinction


Last week, scientists, engineers and visionaries met at the annual Humans to Mars summit, outlining current challenges and technological breakthroughs in developing a plan for how to live on the red planet.
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Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready for launch. Photo: SpaceX
Space

A Space For Curiosity & An Observatory Goes Dark


Public interest in space exploration is on the rise, partly due to high-profile missions like SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, returning to human launches from the U.S. and excitement around the launch of three missions to Mars this summer. With new interest comes questions from amateur space fans and a new podcast from WKMG’s space reporter Emilee Speck aims to answer those questions submitted by listeners
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SpaceX’s Starship prototype goes on a hop at the company’s test facility in Boca Chica, Texas. Photo: SpaceX
Space

The Big Business Of SpaceX & The Discovery Of A Tiny Black Hole


It’s been a busy year for the private space company SpaceX — from launching and landing two NASA astronauts in its Crew Dragon Capsule, to the deployment of hundreds of tiny satellites to blanket the globe with internet access. Now, SpaceX is pushing ahead with development of its Starship spacecraft, with ambitious plans to send humans to the moon and Mars.
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Engineers are using computer modeling to see how a helicopter might fly on Titan. Photo: Michael Kinzel
Space

Out Of This World: Building Helicopters To Explore The Solar System


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.
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Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready for launch. Photo: SpaceX
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Space News Roundup – Mars Rovers, Astronaut Splashdown & Mission: Impossible (Possibly In Space)


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/awty/AWTYep226_SpeckSpaceNews.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAstronaut splash downs, Martian missions and a new Mission:Impossible movie shot in space — there’s a lot going on up there. We’ll dive into the space news headlines this week with WKMG’s space reporter Emilee Speck and take a look at the missions and events on the horizon. Then, NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover is set to launch this week from Cape Canaveral. We’ve spent the past few shows talking about this flagship mission to the red planet. Today we’ll chat with …
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