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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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    • 4.6, 101 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.

    Liftoff 127: Wormy Space Coin

    Liftoff 127: Wormy Space Coin

    This week: black holes doing weird black hole things, a progress report on the SLS and a discussion of how some of NASA's facilities should be renamed.

    • 46 min
    Liftoff 126: Astronauts are Really Good at Moving

    Liftoff 126: Astronauts are Really Good at Moving

    The crew of Demo-2 are likely working on orbit until August, while here on the ground, COVID-19 is taking its toll on NASA schedules. Also: a conversation about CLPS and Gateway, as well as NASA's new Director of Human Spaceflight, Kathy Lueders.

    • 40 min
    Liftoff 125: A Sparkly Dinosaur

    Liftoff 125: A Sparkly Dinosaur

    The age of Commercial Crew has arrived, with Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken arriving at the International Space Station safely after riding a Falcon 9 there this weekend. Also: tiny CubeSats can do big things and Tom Cruise may be taking a trip.

    • 49 min
    Liftoff 124: Space Koozie

    Liftoff 124: Space Koozie

    The Artemis Accords have been unveiled, but will their adoption be hurt by their rollout? Could Starship be more useful as a refueling station than a lander? Jason and Stephen get into these questions and more this fortnight.

    • 43 min
    Liftoff 123: Lunar Camper

    Liftoff 123: Lunar Camper

    NASA has unveiled its plans to source a lunar lander for the Artemis program, while Hubble celebrates its 30th anniversary.

    • 51 min
    Liftoff 122: Get an Exoplanet; Lose an Exoplanet

    Liftoff 122: Get an Exoplanet; Lose an Exoplanet

    May seems to be the Month of Commercial Crew! Also: NASA is working from home, an exoplanet may be no more and a look at a future Mars sample return mission.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

ChristopherBio ,

The Space Podcast for Enthusiasts

This is a great podcast hosted by two professional communicators that squarely hits the sweet spot between general understanding and technical detail of all things SPACE. The hosts keep the discussions well above the 6th grade common denominator of news paper stories yet accessible to listeners who are not working in aerospace.
Each episode of this biweekly (fortnightly) podcast starts with a roundup of recent space news before embarking on a deep dive into one or more meaty space topics. There have been a couple of guests so far with expertise in some aspect of space and they plan on having many more.
New episodes of this podcast go straight to the top of my listening cue as soon as they are posted. Not to be missed.

m.t.majeski ,

Best Space News / History Podcast

The crew over at Liftoff are my primary way of keeping up with the latest space news. You get a good mix of NASA, commercial, and planetary news - as well as excellent historical coverage during the anniversaries of prior space achievements.

Christopher126 ,

Love it!

Two 'gents' with a passion for the subject...I listen on my trail runs. Next thing i know, I've cranked out 5+ miles ...in the Sonoran Desert, Usuary Pass, Mesa, AZ, Jason. :)

P.S. DL'd, on iBooks, 'Into the Black' and loving it! Thanks

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