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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 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.

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

Liftoff 62: Get Out of Low Earth Orbit

12/19/2017
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After wading through a busy fortnight's news including Trump's lunar directive, Stephen and Jason wrap up their series on Project Gemini.

Duration:00:55:36

Liftoff 61: Sleepover in Space

12/5/2017
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Elon Musk has been tweeting about payloads and Rocket Lab prepares for another launch. That, and Gemini 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Duration:00:49:06

Liftoff 60: Crumbs Are Bad

11/21/2017
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New spacecraft is being tested, and we had a weird visitor from outside the solar system. That, plus the first crewed Gemini missions (complete with secret beef sandwiches) this fortnight.

Duration:00:44:17

Liftoff 59: Kinda Bananas and Super Dangerous

11/7/2017
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SpaceX is returning to Launch Complex 40 and the GRACE mission is coming to an end while Dawn has a new lease on life. Then, discussion of the Gemini capsule and the two uncrewed launches of the program.

Duration:00:34:19

Liftoff 58: Getting in on the Moon Money

10/24/2017
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Blue Origin is firing up its new rocket engine as Bigelow is talking about inflatable lunar stations. Then, the recent LIGO announcement and some background on Project Gemini.

Duration:00:44:41

Liftoff 57: A Realistic View

10/10/2017
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LIGO is busy with gravitational waves, Elon Musk is busy talking about SpaceX's future and Mike Pence has his eye on the moon.

Duration:00:47:44

Liftoff 56: A Guy and a Grease Pencil

9/26/2017
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This fortnight: damage to the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico, a Mars sample return proposal and the final two Mercury flights.

Duration:00:29:52