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Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell.

Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell.
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Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell.

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English


Episodes

Liftoff 82: Hubble Trouble

10/8/2018
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Jason and Stephen discuss the latest Commercial Crew dates, and emerging issues with the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as exomoons and Jason's view of the latest SpaceX launch.

Duration:00:57:12

Liftoff 81: Lasers Are the Best

9/28/2018
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From a Californian satellite and the retirement of the Delta II to Hayabusa and Opportunity updates, it's been a busy couple of weeks. Plus, a review of Hulu's *The First.*

Duration:00:53:12

Liftoff 80: Little Caesars Mars Probe

9/11/2018
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Recent space news is all weird: Elon Musk's questionable podcast appearance, NASA looking into selling naming rights on its hardware, and a leak on the ISS.

Duration:01:04:16

Liftoff 79: The Final Bridge to Crewed Flight

8/28/2018
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NASA is inching toward crewed flights, with its Mobile Launcher Platform coming together and cis-lunar Gateway plans coming together, all while SpaceX and Boeing races to complete its crewed hardware. Elsewhere, Spitzer celebrates 15 years in space and OSIRIS-REx has spotted its target.

Duration:00:37:39

Liftoff 78: Shed Some Sunlight on It

8/14/2018
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The Parker Solar Probe is on its way to study our sun, as New Horizons is exploring what is at the outmost reaches of its influence on the solar system.

Duration:00:42:57

Liftoff 77: Belly Flop Situation

8/1/2018
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What goes around, comes around: The James Webb Telescope, water on Mars and the Space Force are all back in the news.

Duration:00:34:14

Liftoff 76: Talking Curiosity with Emily Lakdawalla

7/3/2018
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Jason and Stephen are joined by Emily Lakdawalla to discuss her new book, *The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job.*

Duration:00:39:16

Liftoff 75: Not a Guy, a Box

6/19/2018
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Jason and Stephen talk about President Trump's call for a Space Force, then Opportunity's struggle against a Martian dust storm and Peggy Whitson's retirement from NASA.

Duration:00:33:13

Liftoff 74: Scientific Research and Glory

6/5/2018
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Jeff Bezos, Planet 9 and China's space station plans are all in the news, then Stephen and Jason remember Alan Bean and Donald Peterson.

Duration:00:50:54

Liftoff 73: No Party Beyond the Event Horizon

5/22/2018
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Jason talks about launching from the west coast of the United States, then Stephen takes the new SLS SEGMENT out for a spin before they discuss black holes.

Duration:00:43:54

Liftoff 72: Into the Black

5/8/2018
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InSight is headed to Mars, the SLS Segment has a name, and Jason and Stephen read *Into the Black,* by Rowland White.

Duration:00:54:22

Liftoff 71: A 322-foot Football

4/24/2018
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Stephen launches a new segment about the SLS, then talks with Jason about the swearing in of NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and the future of NASA TESS.

Duration:00:45:48

Liftoff 70: An All-Inclusive Space Hotel

4/10/2018
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This week, Stephen and Jason are joined by space and technology reporter Swapna Krishna to catch up on a whole bunch of news, including the James Webb Telescope's latest schedule slip, SpaceX's recent tangling with NOAA, Commercial Crew changes and more. Also, the introduction of Liftoff merchandise!

Duration:00:46:21

Liftoff 69: The World's Largest Flying Tuning Fork

3/27/2018
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This week: NASA's new budget and Apollo 6.

Duration:00:38:23

Liftoff 68: In Tune With Your System

3/13/2018
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This week, Stephen and Jason are joined by Holly Griffith, a Mechanical Engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where she works on the Safety for the Life Support Systems for the new Orion capsule.

Duration:00:42:33

Liftoff 67: Paranoia and a Courtesy Laugh

2/28/2018
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From a HI-SEAS mishap to an exoplanet getting blasted by its host star, it's news round-up time on Liftoff this week.

Duration:00:47:51

Liftoff 66: Fancy Ballast

2/14/2018
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Stephen and Jason talk about their recent #NASASocial trips, and what the agency's new budget and direction may mean for the International Space Station, Mars and more.

Duration:01:20:24

Liftoff 65: Zombie Satellites

1/30/2018
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This week, Jason and Stephen catch up on some weird satellite and exoplanet news before walking through Apollo 4 and 5.

Duration:00:37:48

Liftoff 64: Remembering Apollo 1

1/16/2018
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This week, we recount the Apollo 1 fire that claimed the lives of Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee.

Duration:00:39:46

Liftoff 63: It Looks Like a Soup Can

1/3/2018
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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has been erected at 39-A, while NASA moves forward with its New Frontiers finalists. Then, Apollo flight hardware and the mighty Saturn V.

Duration:01:00:25