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We’re in a new decade, and Mars is kicking it off strong with four missions to the Red Planet in July. As we do every year, we’re joined by Brendan Byrne and Emilee Speck to preview the missions as well as everything else ahead of us in 2020. We Mars missions, Artemis, and Commercial Crew Mars 2020 Name the Rover Contest ExoMars 2020 Parachute Progress UAE’s Mars Hope nearly assembled Long March 5 returns to flight Starliner in good shape after shortened flight NASA received $22.6B budget Previous Conversations with Brendan and Emilee Episode 18 – State of Mars 2017 Episode 35 – State of Mars 2018 Off-Nominal Episode 6 (feat. Brendan Byrne) Episode 53 – State of Mars 2019 Follow Emilee and Brendan Emilee on Twitter (@EMSpeck) Emilee’s Space Coverage ( News 6 WKMG Facebook ( Brendan on Twitter (@SpaceBrendan) Are We There Yet Podcast on Twitter (@AWTYMars) WMFE Space ( Follow Jake & WeMartians Website ( Patreon ( Featuring a limited time special offer! Ends Jan 10th! WeMartians Shop ( Free shipping if you buy 2+ items until Jan 10th Twitter (@we_martians) Jake’s Twitter (@JakeOnOrbit) Off-Nominal Podcast Most Recent Episode: 25 – SpaceX Cinematic Universe An Exciting Space Future WeMartians is celebrating its fourth anniversary, and I couldn’t be more happy with the way this project has turned out. What began as a hobby has transformed in to a thriving community of thousands interested in Mars exploration. I’ve got what feels like hundreds of ideas to make this show better, but I’ve always struggled balancing this hobby with my day job and the rest of my life. There’s not much else I can do without somehow getting more time! And so I’ve made some decisions to do just that. I’ve left my day job. WeMartians is officially on the path of #GoingPro. Learn more about the decision, what it means for the show, and how you can help at our blog post explainer! Show your support with a monthly pledge on Patreon! How you can help You can help support me as I transition to a new career. We’ve got some new Patreon goals for the next four patron milestones – all bonus content for YOU, including video tours of the new studio to audio documentaries. UPDATE – Goal 1 has been reached! You can see the new studio tour here or below! A limited offer extended until January 10th for new Patrons at the $5 level or higher – get a handwritten postcard and a pack of stickers! A special sale in the WeMartians shop – free shipping on orders of two or more items! UPDATE – New Shirt Design Available! SpaceX Super Heavy THIRTYSEVEN Thanks to all the patrons who have come along so far, and to all the new ones ready to join the movement. Ad Ares! New Shirt Design! THIRTYSEVEN We’ve got a new shirt design out to mark our #GoingPro campaign. The much anticipated successor to our bestseller TWENTYSEVEN, THIRTYSEVEN features the business end of a Starship Super Heavy rocket. Pick it up now with the Rosalind Franklin shirt to take advantage of our free shipping promo using code GOINGPRO. WeMartians theme music is “RetroFuture” by Kevin MacLeod ( and arranged by Jake Robins with Public Domain NASA audio and WeMartians interview samples. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
This week, we sit down with Brendan L Byrne, space reporter for 90.7 WMFE in Orlando, and talk about why his quiet place is in the back of his house, making craft beer. He talks about how mental focus and detailed planning are required to follow all the steps to make a tasty brew, and the fact that he's in control of all the variables gives him a sense of peace and calm. Photos made with a 1950s Rolleiflex twin lens camera, on Kodak Tri-X 120 film.  
John Young flew six different missions for NASA, each one unique and important in its own way. In his forty-two years of service, he set firsts unlike anyone else in the program. What makes him so special? And how did he get a secret sandwich into space? We sit down with Brendan Byrne of WMFE 90.7 News to discuss Young, Apollo 10, and the future of space travel in the state of Florida. Check out his podcast, Are We There Yet? from WMFE! Follow Wait Five Minutes on Twitter Follow Wait Five Minutes on Instagram Follow Wait Five Minutes on Facebook Email the show at!   Songs Arround the Village by Lobo Loco Hey Go by Lobo Loco Echoes Boogie Dancehall by Lobo Loco Traveling Horse by Lobo Loco Love After Midnight by Lobo Loco Traveling to Louisiana by Lobo Loco Arround the Lake by Lobo Loco   Sources
The fourth season of WeMartians has begun, and we bring in our friends and regular guests Brendan Byrne and Emilee Speck to talk about rockets, rovers, and Mars in pop culture. We talk Mars in 2018 and in to the future Sounds of Mars from NASA’s InSight Previous Conversations with Brendan and Emilee Episode 18 – State of Mars 2017 Episode 35 – State of Mars 2018 Off-Nominal Episode 6 (feat. Brendan Byrne) Follow Emilee and Brendan Emilee on Twitter (@EMSpeck) Emilee’s Space Coverage ( News 6 WKMG Facebook ( Brendan on Twitter (@SpaceBrendan) Are We There Yet Podcast on Twitter (@AWTYMars) WMFE Space ( Follow Jake & WeMartians Website ( Patreon ( The WeMartians Travel Grant WeMartians Shop ( Support the Travel Grant Here! Twitter (@we_martians) Jake’s Twitter (@JakeOnOrbit) Come have a beer with me I will be at McFate Brewing Company (South location) in Scottsdale, Arizona at 6PM on Friday, Feb 8th. It’s an open invitation to any listeners in the area who want to hang out! More details here!
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