Are We There Yet?
By 90.7 WMFE
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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.
||CleanPut A Ring On It||The Cassini spacecraft has been exploring Saturn since launching in 1997. Cassini gave planetary scientists incredible insight into the planet’s rings, it’s surface, and moons. As it enters it's final year,||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOh My: George Takei Talks Science Fiction, Technology, And Interplanetary Equality||George Takei is best known for his role as Sulu, helmsmen on the USS Enterprise during the show Star Trek. George took some time to chat with "Are We There Yet?" about Star Trek, science fiction, and equality in the 23rd century.||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Glass Universe: How Harvard Women Measured The Stars||'The Glass Universe' explores how the women of Harvard Observatory in 1890 broke through the gender barrier and revolutionized the way astronomers observe the night sky.||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Everyday Astronaut||It started with a space suit, a bit of imagination and a near-death experience.||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHave You Ever Seen (Through) The Rain?||A fleet of 8 toaster-oven sized satellites are heading to orbit with the task of seeing through rain. NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System will measure wind speeds in the tropics to better understand cyclones and hurricanes.||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI’m Gonna Be Sick||John French wants to make people throw up. But don't worry, it's for science!||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Troubles With Spacecraft||Some troubling times for spacecrafts around our solar systems over the past view weeks. Juno, the Jupiter orbiter, entered safe mode after engine troubles. And the ExoMars lander crashed hard onto the martian surface.||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNational Geographic Explores Mars Mission||If you picked up this month’s copy of National Geographic, you’ll see a composite photo of Mars, taken by India’s Mars Orbiter Mission Probe. It’s a sneak peak at what’s to come this month from National Geographic: an in-depth look at colonizing||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames Webb Is Seein’ Red||We’re about to see things in the universe never before seen. The James Webb Space Telescope is huge and it’s going to give us a peek at things from a perspective we haven’t seen before.||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Moonshot To Mars: A History Lesson||John F. Kennedy’s speech sent the U.S. on a moonshot and by the end of the decade, just as he said, we put men on the moon. Now, we’re looking to Mars as our next moon-shot with visionaries like NASA’s Charlie Bolden and SpaceX’s Elon Musk promisi||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Feel Mars. Move. Under My Feet||Did you know there are earthquakes on Mars. Or would you call them Mars-quakes?||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusk, Mars & Battlestar Galactica||Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. The SpaceX founder and multi-planetary visionary outlined his plan to colonize Mars at a talk at the International Astronautical Congress.||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Are V.R.||What’s it like to walk on Mars? I’m sure if you listen to this podcast you’ve at least thought about that question. Thanks to Microsoft’s HoloLens, and the incredible engineers over at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab,||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Renegades Of Research & Development||At the Kennedy Space Center, there’s a groups of scientists and engineers that think outside the box when it comes building the tools that will one day take us to Mars.||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommander Hadfield, Space Oddity||Commander Chris Hadfield has been to space three times. On the Shuttle twice and served as Commander on the International Space Station. He was the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space and produced a rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity from or.||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Bennu & Back||NASA and its academic partners are about to do something they’ve never done before: launch a spacecraft, rendezvous with an asteroid, collect a sample of regolith, or dust, from the surface and return it to Earth.||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJust 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 e||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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.||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFly 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.||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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 i.||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow 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?"||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThey 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.||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaby 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.||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThirsty? Urine Luck.||If we're going to Mars, we've got to maximize the resources we're taking by recycling, and that includes water. That's right, astronauts are going to have to recycle their urine. Actually, they already do, and the technology is getting better.||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat ‘Chu Know About Juno?||It’s been five years since Juno launched from Cape Canaveral. Once it enters its polar orbit, we’re going to learn so much about the make-up of the planet, as well as key scientific findings that will help us better understand how planets and solar sy||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf You Build It…||If we’re going to work and live on Mars, we need a place to live. What if we could build a habitat when we get there?||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlanning A Mars Base Camp||Tony Antonelli spent 24 days in space as a shuttle pilot, working on building the International Space Station. Now, he’s the chief technologist for Lockheed Martin’s civil exploration division. And he’s working on building the next space station,||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe’re On The Hunt For Exoplanets||NASA’s Kepler telescope discovered 1,284 new planets outside our solar system. They’re called exoplanets and the total count is now more than 3,000 confirmed planets. The telescope is only looking at a tiny fraction of the sky.||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming ‘At Home In Space’||Remember going on road trips as a kid - all cooped up in a car for what seemed like forever? Well, imagine being cooped up like that for six months. That’s the typical mission duration on the International Space Station.||5/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou’ve Got To Have A Plan||SpaceX announced plans to send a Dragon capsule to Mars as earlier as 2018. The Planetary Society's Casey Dreier thinks NASA can take notes.||5/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKicking Rockets To The Curb?||Every space exploration mission begins with a countdown. The clock hits zero, the rocket launches and heads to space. But What if we could get rid of rockets all together?||4/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Deep Space Rescue Mission, Mars 2020 & More Pluto Pics||What happens when there’s an emergency on a spacecraft 75 million miles away? Operators of the Kepler deep space telescope ran into that problem recently when a scheduled check-in proved to be a bit more difficult than expected.||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBatteries Not Included||Exploring space is a lot like camping -- you need to bring everything with you. And that includes power. So how do scientists 'pack' for deep space missions? And how do you power these probes? NASA's Jim Green explains.||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSome Assembly Required||The interesting thing about the Orion capsule is that it’s being put together at Kennedy Space Center where it will eventually launch. That’s a new technique for NASA. In the past, capsules were shipped to KSC fully assembled.||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding A Deep Space Capsule||If we’re going to go to Mars, we going to need a new spacecraft. That’s what NASA’s Orion capsule is for.||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRed Rover, Red Rover||Before we send humans to new worlds, we’re sending robots first.||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Martian||When it comes to human space exploration, we’re on the brink of something big. We’re going to Mars.||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Deep dive into what it takes to get to space
This show is a deep dive into what it takes to get to space. Great stuff so far and looking forward to future episodes, exploring further the tools, the people and the processes that it takes to put people on Mars!
Everything you wanted to know about Mars mission.
This is a fantastic podcast! “Are We There Yet” pulls back the curtain and gives you a behind the scenes look at NASA, the mars mission and asks all the questions you ever wanted to know. Brendan Byrne (Host) does a great job and asks all the questions I want to know! Keep up the great work!
Awesome show!/I might of posted this twice but it's because the show is so good
I've listened to every episode and I'm hooked! Complex ideas and leading experts are presented in way that lets even the amateur astronaut follow along easily. New technologies and concepts are examined that help you to see that although mars is far off it's getting increasingly closer every single day. New episodes being released are one of the top highlights of my week and I look foward to what is disscused next! (But if your taking suggestions I'd like to hear an episode about long term colnization ideas)