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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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An artist’s impression of the planet Proxima b. Photo: ESO
Space

Just A Hop, Skip And A Parsec Away


You’ve probably already heard by now, but scientist just discover an exoplanet that might just be like Earth. Joseph Harrington is a planetary scientist in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida and he’s going to try and spot evidence of the planet using telescopes in space.
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Scanning electron micrograph of T lymphocyte (right), a platelet (center) and a red blood cell (left).
Space

The Case Of The Missing T-Cells


Researchers noticed something strange about astronauts returning from space. They were getting sick from viruses that should have remained in check by their immune systems.
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Artist conception on Moon Express spacecraft on the lunar surface. Photo: Moon Express
Space

Fly Me To The Moon


Moon Express is a startup company competing for Google’s X-Prize. That’s a prize of at least $15 million to the first private company to make it to the moon. But CEO Bob Richards says it not all about the money.
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Concept art of a Mars One colony. Photo: Mars One
Space

The First Martians


On this podcast we’ve been focusing a lot on the technology of space exploration. We talked to rocket engineers, scientists, designers. But the ultimate goal of Martian exploration is to colonize the planet and while all this technology is imperative in getting humans to Mars, there’s one aspect of this ambition we haven’t really talked about yet. The first Mars colonists.
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President George W. Bush and NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe announce NASA’s new exploration plan in the wake of Columbia. (2004) Photo: NASA
Space

How Did We Get Here?


Each week, this podcasts asks the question “are we there yet?” but maybe it’s time to start asking “how did we get here?”
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CAD drawing of Mars 2020. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Space

They See Me Rovin’


Before we send humans to Mars, we’re exploring the red planet with rovers. NASA reached a critical milestone in the development of the Mars 2020 rover, set to launch in two years.
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Space

Baby Got Boosters


NASA wants to head to Mars. To do that, they’re developing a brand new rocket. But just leaving the Earth’s gravity requires a huge amount of thrust. So the hammer that’s going to launch astronauts to Mars are two Solid Rocket Boosters.
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