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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 45m. Bisher sind 103 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast


Important Business Meetings

Orion and the Mobile Launch Platform are making progress, InSight's struggles continue and NASA is sending a 8-rotor drone to Saturn's moon Titan.



Behind the Back Fence

The Artemis Budget is becoming more and more real, as NASA promotes the number of companies involved in building its hardware. Elsewhere, ESA is preparing to go to Jupiter with the JUICE robotic mission and Bigelow has big plans for the ISS.



There's Nobody in Charge

Jason and Stephen discuss the debate around Starlink and its impact on astronomy, cover the latest GAO report and talk about the importance of Commercial Moon Landing Services.


 2019-06-06  52m

Apollo 10

In May 1969, Tom Stafford, John Young and Gene Cernan took their Apollo spacecraft within 48,000 miles of the lunar service.


 2019-05-21  36m

The Moon is Having a Moment

This fortnight: checking in on the SLS' test procedures and the on-going planning to return to the moon in 2024, and then a dose of planetary defense.


 2019-05-07  48m

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.


 2019-04-23  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.


 2019-04-09  48m

The Red Flag

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


 2019-03-26  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.


 2019-03-26  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.*


 2019-03-12  1h6m