Are We There Yet? 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.
Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

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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.More from Are We There Yet? »

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Building A Mobile Launch Pad

The building of NASA's SLS rocket starts on the Mobile Launcher. It's a giant piece of machinery that is towed into the Vehicle Assemble Building. When the rocket is ready for launch, it's towed across Kennedy Space Center to the pad. This is the way it was done during Apollo and Shuttle. Now, NASA's Ground System Development and Operations (GSDO) is working to finalize the launcher ahead of Exploration Mission 1. So just what goes into building a movable launch pad? Construction Manager Mike Canicatti joins the podcast to bring us up to speed.

Piecing Together A Rocket Inside The Vehicle Assembly Building

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

Launching NASA's Next Big Rocket

NASA is in the process of developing a rocket system that will take humans past low-earth orbit and into deep space. That huge rocket will launch an uncrewed capsule on a trip around the moon sometime in 2019. And that mission starts from the Kennedy Space Center. So how is the space center prepping for that launch?

Buzz Aldrin Is Obsessed With Mars. His Son Is Helping Get Humans There.

The Apollo 11 astronaut and second person to walk on the moon is now developing a plan to send humans to live permanently on the red planet.

On The Way To An Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx is zooming towards the asteroid Bennu. It's on a mission to collect a sample of asteroid "dirt" and send it back to Earth. Scientists hope to uncover the building blocks of life in the solar system. The spacecraft launched last summer, so what's it up to these days?

First "Space Painter" Inspires With Art

Nicole Stott calls herself the Artistic Astronaut — and for good reason. She's the first person to paint in space.

How To Survive On Mars

When the first Martians arrive on the red planet, not much awaits them. There's no food, no breathable air, no fuel. All they'll have is what they brought with them — not much. So how are they going to survive?

How To Land A Rocket Booster

SpaceX successful launched and landed a "flight proven" rocket booster, the second time this particular booster has seen action and making space flight history. But just what goes into the engineering feat of landing a 180 foot tall booster that's rocketing through the sky?

What To Do With Space Waste?

A few months ago, NASA asked the internet for ideas on how to deal with urine and feces inside a flight suit. Flight Surgeon Thatcher Cardon explains how his idea safely removes waste and why NASA thought it was the winning idea.

How A Recycled Rocket Will Take Us To Mars

SpaceX's ability to launch, land and recycle a rocket could lower the cost of access to space, and pave the way for founder Elon Musk's to reach his ambitious goal of colonizing the red planet.

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