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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. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.

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    • Education
    • 4.6 • 122 Ratings

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. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.

    JWST and the Future of Liftoff

    JWST and the Future of Liftoff

    On this special episode, Stephen and Jason celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope and talk about the future of the podcast.

    • 26 min
    Forever Expanded in our Hearts

    Forever Expanded in our Hearts

    Days away from (hopefully) the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, Stephen and Jason talk about the hype around the mission, as well as the latest with SLS and Starliner.

    • 37 min
    A Dashcam for a Space Probe

    A Dashcam for a Space Probe

    The future of the International Space Station is the topic of a new report, all while the SLS inches closer to its first launch. Also: DART is on its way to a celestial crash and a spacewalk has been delayed thanks to debris.

    • 38 min
    What Does it Look Like Under the Bus?

    What Does it Look Like Under the Bus?

    Artemis' 2024 lunar landing is officially off the table. Russia has shot one of its own satellites down, leading to emergency procedures being carried out at the ISS.

    Yeah, not a great week in space.

    • 40 min
    Mixed-Use Business Park in Space

    Mixed-Use Business Park in Space

    Ingenuity is flying faster than ever as JWST and SLS inch closer to launch. Then, a look at two different proposed commercial space stations.

    • 40 min
    Now It’s Very Much Precedented

    Now It’s Very Much Precedented

    This week, Jason preps a glass of ice water for Stephen and the two discuss recent Starliner updates, the future of the ISS and Lucy.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

abuerer ,

Older episodes hold up well

The earlier episodes often give introductions to topics in a way that normal people can understand. If you are interested n space and related subjects, then you can listen to these primers, get entertained and informed, and have a significant backlog of episodes that are still relevant. Plus, new episodes keep you up to date on recent developments.

The S.K.P. Machine ,

A Garbage Podcast

Factually incorrect, & shamelessly so. A complete waste of time.

eduran0826 ,

This Podcast Is A Must For Space Fans

This is a fantastic podcast that presents space news and space history in a great way. They talk about commercial space, NASA, international space news and space history. The hosts are great and overall they make this one of my favorite podcasts to listen to. Keep up the great work yall!

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