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Are We There Yet? Podcast

Just How Close Are We To Putting Humans On Mars?


UCF’s Phil Metzger, WMFE’s Brendan Byrne and WKMG’s Emilee Speck

For the past three years, WMFE’s podcast Are We There Yet? has asked “when it comes to putting humans on Mars, are we there yet?” As the program reaches its third year, host Brendan Byrne asks the question to planetary scientist Phil Metzger and journalist Emilee Speck.

From lunar beer to Martian architecture, there’s still a lot of challenges to overcome before humans can step foot on another world. UCF’s Phil Metzger joins the show to talk about those hurdles and the work being done here on Earth to put humans on Mars.

And WKMG’s Emilee Speck recaps the past three years in spaceflight news — from robots dying to Dragons launching — and what’s on the horizon for human deep space exploration.

This episode was recorded live from the WMFE studios in Orlando, Florida, and live-streamed on YouTube. You can look back at the taping here.


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »

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