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MegaCon, MegaRocket. The science of going back to the moon

UCF's Josh Colwell (L) and Addie Dove (C) joined WMFE's Brendan Byrne (R) at MegaCon Orlando May 22, 2022. Photo: Chuck & Shauna Lindsay
UCF's Josh Colwell (L) and Addie Dove (C) joined WMFE's Brendan Byrne (R) at MegaCon Orlando May 22, 2022. Photo: Chuck & Shauna Lindsay

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NASA is set to take the next giant leap when it comes to lunar exploration. The agency’s Artemis mission aims to return humans to the moon in the 2020s and scientists are really excited about what we might discover while there. 

And the science doesn’t stop at the moon. NASA plans to take what it learns from a lunar exploration and head even deeper into our solar system by sending more missions to Mars. 

So what can we learn from human missions to the moon? And why are these lunar explorations so important to the future of deep space exploration? From the MegaCon Orlando convention floor, we’ll hear from University of Central Florida physicists and host of the podcast Walkabout the Galaxy Addie Dove and Josh Colwell about the science of lunar exploration.

Brendan Byrne is Central Florida Public Media's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing the organization's internship program.

Byrne also hosts Central Florida Public Media's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.