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 45m. Bisher sind 98 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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The Titans Who Live There


Stephen and Jason talk the news, from blackholes to Beresheet, and spacesuits to backronyms. Then, a bit about the Crew Dragon anomaly.


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   50m
 
 

Probably Not Space Cows


Rocket Lab has a new satellite platform, while methane cycles have been measured on Mars. Elsewhere, NASA continues to work through the details of its new 2024 lunar goal and 2007 OR10 needs a name.


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   48m
 
 

The Red Flag


Vice President Mike Pence has challenged NASA to return to the moon within five years.


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   41m
 
 

A Planned Countdown Hold


The guys talk through a few stories that didn't make Episode 95, including what's going on with Boeing's Starliner and Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser, as well as Bennu's habit of spewing material into space.


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   21m
 
 

Budget Season


Stephen and Jason get into the details of the proposed 2020 NASA budget, the future of the SLS rocket, then review the film *Apollo 11.*


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 2019-03-12  1h6m
 
 

Liftoff 92: Apollo 9


In March 1969, Jim McDivitt, Dave Scott and Rusty Schweickart were the first astronauts to fly the Lunar Module, proving that this vital spacecraft was ready to take a crew to the moon — and help bring them home.


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 2019-02-26  42m
 
 

Liftoff 91: Shoot and Hope


Jason and Stephen catch up on the news, then talk about the Pioneer and Ranger programs.


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 2019-02-12  42m
 
 

Liftoff 90: My Feet Belong on the Ground


This fortnight, Jason and Stephen mark NASA's Day of Remembrance, discuss layoffs at two private space companies and wish for a mission to Uranus.


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 2019-01-29  45m
 
 

Liftoff 89: Some Time at the Taco Bar


China has big plans for the moon and SpaceX has a new test vehicle. Oh, and things got weird with Russia.


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 2019-01-15  43m
 
 

Liftoff 88: Pixely Peanut


China's latest lunar mission is about to touchdown on the far side of the moon, and New Horizons has completed its flyby of Ultima Thule.


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 2019-01-02  48m