Liftoff

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.

https://www.relay.fm/liftoff

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 46m. Bisher sind 136 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche
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episode 135: Space is Full of Rocks


Stephen comes with good news about InSight's Mole, and Jason says there probably aren't aliens on Venus. Also: OSIRIS-REx is due for a big day and the space industry in China is heating up.


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episode 134: My Response to Existential Terror, with Dr. Katie Mack


Jason and Stephen are joined by Dr. Katie Mack to discuss her book *The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking).*


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   45m
 
 

episode 133: The World’s Most Expensive WeWork


The recent announcement of phosphine being detected in Venus' atmosphere could have a major effect on future scientific missions, so Jason is excited about space blimps again. Then, Stephen walks through NASA's most recent Artemis roadmap.


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episode 132: In the Shadow of Artemis


In the Utah desert, Northrop Grumman has tested a full-sized SLS SRB, while the future of work in low-Earth orbit is being debated. On Mars, InSight's troubles continue and 17 billion light years-away, two black holes have collided.


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 2020-09-08  50m
 
 

episode 131: Windex for Rockets


It's a busy week on Florida's Space Coast, and supernovas are in the news. Thankfully the two won't cross paths. Neither will Earth and an asteroid the day before Election Day in the United States.


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 2020-08-25  45m
 
 

episode 130: A Salted Almond in Space


Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have splashed down after their historic mission to the ISS, and SpaceX's finally gotten a Starship test article to hop in Texas and the OSIRIS-REx team is gearing up for their sample return flight.


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 2020-08-11  40m
 
 

episode 129: Dirt in a Soccer Ball


Mars 2020 is set to launch in just a few days, and should be followed by the splashdown of the Commercial Crew Demo-2 mission. Elsewhere, Virgin Galactic has shown off the interior of its space tourism craft, and we remember Rene Carpenter.


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 2020-07-28  38m
 
 

episode 128: Summer of Mars


There are three missions bound for Mars launching this month, and Jason walks through them each. Then, Stephen gives a NASA budget update and the two get into some space law ... and guidelines.


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 2020-07-14  52m
 
 

episode 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.


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 2020-06-30  46m
 
 

episode 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.


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 2020-06-15  40m