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Sierra Space's new Dream Chaser hopes to bring people into orbit

Rendering of Sierra Space's Dream Chaser
Artist rendering
Sierra Space
A rendering of Sierra Space's Dream Chaser in orbit.

Between them, veteran NASA astronauts Janet Kavandi and Thomas Marshburn have logged more than 370 days in space. Now, they’re working for Sierra Space on a mission to launch humans on the company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft.

We’ll speak with Kavandi and Marshburn about how their spaceflight experience is helping them write the next chapter in commercial space exploration.

Then, NASA’s Perseverance rover uncovered evidence of organic molecules on Mars. We’ll speak with Amy Williams, a mission scientist and University of Florida astrobiologist, about what the findings mean in Percy’s search for signs of ancient life on the red planet.

Marian is a multimedia journalist at Central Florida Public Media working as a reporter and producer for the 'Are We There Yet?' space podcast.
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, and the weekly news roundup podcast "The Wrap."
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