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

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

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Episodes

The Moon, Mars & Cowboy Hats: A Conversation With ULA’s Tory Bruno

10/12/2018
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Tory Bruno is CEO of United Launch Alliance, the rocket giant responsible for more than a dozen missions to Mars.

Duration:00:21:21

Astronaut Chris Ferguson Ready To Return To Space

9/21/2018
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Chris Ferguson is a Boeing astronaut and soon he’ll command the first crewed mission of Boeing's Starliner on a trip to the International Space Station.

Duration:00:24:30

The Great Pluto Debate

9/14/2018
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The debate over Pluto’s planethood has been reinvigorated once again, thanks to a new paper co-authored by a University of Central Florida planetary scientist.

Duration:00:25:37

NASA’s Next Generation Of Astronauts

8/10/2018
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Last week, NASA announced Commercial Crew mission assignments. The Commercial Crew program will launch astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. NASA is doing it with private companies SpaceX and Boeing.

Duration:00:17:22

A Mission To Touch The Sun

8/3/2018
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A spacecraft is about to launch on a mission to the sun, coming closer than any other spacecraft has ever come before and zooming through the solar system with mind-boggling speed.

Duration:00:23:45

Water On Mars

7/27/2018
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The discovery of water evidence is a huge discovery on the red planet but what does it mean for our future exploration on Mars?

Duration:00:17:16

Now Is A Great Time To Check Out Mars

7/16/2018
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The Mars Opposition is happening at the end of this month. That means Mars and the sun are on opposite sides of the Earth, giving an up-close view of the red planet - the closest it has been in 15 years.

Duration:00:21:42

Trouble On The HI-SEAS

7/6/2018
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A simulated Mars mission was cut short earlier this year after a crew member was injured. Just what happened in the fake Mars habitat in Hawaii and what does that mean for future experiments?

Duration:00:19:11

Bringing Gemini Home: Programming Re-entry

6/27/2018
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In the 1960s, it was up to programmers like Alice Schmidt to help bring Gemini capsules safely home.

Duration:00:23:37

Humans To Mars Summit

5/11/2018
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The Humans to Mars Summit wrapped up this week in Washington, D.C. It’s a yearly meeting of the minds to chat all things Mars and what it’s going to take to get people there.

Duration:00:22:29

Planning A Trip To Mars

5/4/2018
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NASA is poised to launch a robotic geologist to Mars. Before it blasts off, what goes into planning that trip?

Duration:00:24:14

To Pluto And Beyond!

4/27/2018
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Where were you when you first saw Pluto? The New Horizons flyby back in the summer of 2015 had all eyes on the deep spacecraft exploring the outermost parts of our solar system.

Duration:00:20:44

Searching For Alien Worlds

4/10/2018
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A new space telescope will help scientists identify alien worlds.

Duration:00:18:09

The Space Barons

4/2/2018
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Washington Post space reporter Christian Davenport spent years interviewing the space barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Paul Allen. What is it about space that makes them chase nearly impossible dreams?

Duration:00:19:39

Designing A Mission Patch

3/21/2018
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To celebrate the second year of the podcast "Are We There Yet?" we commissioned designer Tim Gagnon to create a mission patch. What's the big deal with these things anyways?

Duration:00:24:28

What’s Ahead For Space Exploration In Florida?

3/16/2018
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Florida’s Space Coast is roaring back to life. Nearly a decade after the shuttle was retired, we’re on the brink of a new age of space exploration that leverages commercial and academic partnerships to send humans farther into the solar system than ever before.

Duration:01:20:59

Astronaut Story Musgrave Talks Imagination And Ingenuity

3/2/2018
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There has only been one person who has flown on all five space shuttles. His name is Story Musgrave.

Duration:00:15:27

Hunting For Exoplanets

2/23/2018
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You’ve probably heard about exoplanets, right? They're planets that live outside of our solar system. Scientists say they're about to discover tens of thousands of new exoplanets.

Duration:00:18:33

Hunting For Expoplanets

2/23/2018
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You’ve probably heard about exoplanets, right? They're planets that live outside of our solar system. Scientists say they're about to discover tens of thousands of new exoplanets.

Duration:00:18:09

Tracking Rockets

2/9/2018
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How do camera operators get such tight shots of rockets as they travel to space? By getting real close with a massive camera rig.

Duration:00:23:22