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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 Podcasts, Spotify or RSS Feed.

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Are We There Yet

On The Way To An Asteroid


OSIRIS-REx is zooming towards the asteroid Bennu. It’s on a mission to collect a sample of asteroid “dirt” and send it back to Earth. Scientists hope to uncover the building blocks of life in the solar system. The spacecraft launched last summer, so what’s it up to these days?
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Left to right: WMFE’s Brendan Byrne, NASA’s Nicole Dufour, Florida Tech’s Dan Batcheldor, NASA’s Anne Meier.
Space

How To Survive On Mars


When the first Martians arrive on the red planet, not much awaits them. There’s no food, no breathable air, no fuel. All they’ll have is what they brought with them — not much. So how are they going to survive?
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lands on a barge at sea for the second time. Photo: SpaceX
Space

How To Land A Rocket Booster


SpaceX successful launched and landed a “flight proven” rocket booster, the second time this particular booster has seen action and making space flight history. But just what goes into the engineering feat of landing a 180 foot tall booster that’s rocketing through the sky?
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The “Space Poop Challenge” received more than 5,000 proposed solution for how do deal with human waste in fully-suited astronauts. Photo: NASA
Space

What To Do With Space Waste?


A few months ago, NASA asked the internet for ideas on how to deal with urine and feces inside a flight suit. Flight Surgeon Thatcher Cardon explains how his idea safely removes waste and why NASA thought it was the winning idea.
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