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WMFE SPACE PODCAST DEBUTS

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WMFE SPACE PODCAST DEBUTS

Are We There Yet? reveals the next chapters in human space exploration

 

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Ways to listen: WMFE.org/AWTY, the WMFE mobile app, the NPR One app, iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.

ORLANDO — When it comes to human space exploration, we’re on the brink of something big.

Astronauts are about to make the leap from low-earth orbit to destinations never before explored by humans — deep space, asteroids and, ultimately, Mars. New probes and rovers are leading the charge, helping us understand our solar system so we can put humans on new worlds.

Join host Brendan Byrne, space reporter at 90.7 WMFE in Orlando, Fla., as he explores the advances in human space exploration. From conversations with the engineers and scientists building the technology one day heading to Mars, to talks with visionaries and leaders who want to take humankind to deep space, the Are We There Yet? podcast reveals the next chapters in human space exploration.

“Space knows no bounds, and we’re lucky to have the space industry right here in our backyard,” 90.7 WMFE News Director Catherine Welch said. “Our mission is for this podcast to find fans around the globe. Brendan has done a wonderful job presenting the complex science of space exploration in a way we can all understand.”

The first three episodes of Are We There Yet? are now available:

  • Episode 1: The Martian – We’re going to Mars. Not right now, but soon. The Martian author Andy Weir talks about his inspiration for the book-turned-blockbuster movie, and his thoughts on planetary exploration.
  • Episode 2: Red Rover, Red Rover – Before we send humans to new worlds, we’re sending robots first. Currently, there are two rovers exploring the surface of Mars, Opportunity and Curiosity. Emilee Speck, of Orlando Sentinel’s Go For Launch blog, brings us up-to-speed on what’s happening in space.
  • Episode 3: Building a Deep Space Capsule – If we’re going to go to Mars, we’re going to need a new spacecraft. That’s what NASA’s Orion capsule is for. Orion Engineer Stu McClug brings us up to speed on Orion and the new rocket they’re designing to blast it into deep space.

Ways to listen: WMFE.org/AWTY, the WMFE mobile app, the NPR One app, iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.
Follow @AWTYMars on Twitter and Brendan Byrne’s page on Facebook.

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Brendan Byrne. Credit: Macbeth Photo

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