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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

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:00:14:59

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:00:22:59

Exciting Year Ahead For Space Exploration

1/5/2018
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There's a bunch of exciting space exploration mission slated for 2018. From SpaceX's Falcon Heavy to NASA's next Mars lander, space enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to in the new year.

Duration:00:57:59

Life On The HI-SEAS

12/15/2017
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Before we send humans to Mars, it’s probably a smart idea to do a few test runs first, right? That’s what analogs are for. They’re a great way to test the human aspect of space exploration

Duration:00:19:38

Curiosity’s Drill Broke. Now what?

12/5/2017
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Last year, Curiosity's drill broke. The Mars rover had used the drill to acquire sample material from Martian rocks 15 times so far. But a sensor that monitors the amount of force used on the arm that hold the drill failed. That means Curiousity can’t tell if the drill bit is slipping or facing excessive force.

Duration:00:14:59

After Scott Kelly’s Year In Space, What’s Next?

11/22/2017
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As scientist continue to sift through all that data from Scott Kelly's year in space, the next generation of astronauts are beginning to look to longer missions in deep space and more extreme environments like the surface of Mars.

Duration:00:16:59

Scott Kelly’s Year In Space

11/2/2017
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NASA ran an experiment on astronauts and twins Scott and Mark Kelly. They sent Scott up in space for nearly a year, and kept Mark on earth to see how bodies change in microgravity.

Duration:00:12:59

Chasing Triton: A Night On NASA’s SOFIA Aerial Observatory

10/13/2017
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"Are We There Yet?" host Brendan Byrne takes a trip on SOFIA into the stratosphere as the aerial observatory chases the moon of Neptune over the Atlantic.

Duration:00:23:15

Musk Updates Mars Plans, Pence Sends US To The Moon

10/6/2017
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Elon Musk has a new plan for Mars and Vice President Mike Pence formalized a goal of going back to the moon. So what does this all mean for space exploration? Mashable's Deputy Science Editor Miriam Kramer joins the podcast to break it down.

Duration:00:25:44

Web Series Explores What It Takes To Become An Astronaut

9/26/2017
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What does it take to become an astronaut? That’s the question Loren Grush asked ahead of the production of the new web series “Space Craft.”

Duration:00:18:59

Building A Mobile Launch Pad

8/22/2017
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How do you build a mobile launch pad that will handle missions to deep space?

Duration:00:11:29

Piecing Together A Rocket Inside The Vehicle Assembly Building

8/2/2017
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Before NASA can launch its next big rocket, the Space Launch System, it has to put it together.

Duration:00:18:59