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 110 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche
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An SLS in the Garage


This fortnight: NASA works to get its InSight lander digging again, while the SLS program moves forward with training using a replica core stage and some have suggested Planet 9 may not be a planet at all.


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Hungry for Artemis Details


This week, Stephen and Jason discuss a recent exoplanet discovery, NASA's ordering of additional Orion capsules and what Jim Bridenstine can do to ensure ARTEMIS is a success, even beyond his tenure.


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Build a Lunar Zipline


The Chandrayaan-2 lander seems to have met its end on the lunar surface as SpaceX inches forward with its Raptor testing program. Then, NASA's plans for commercial lunar landers and how the agency prepares Kennedy for hurricanes.


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 2019-09-10  38m
 
 

One Robot Closet


The first SLS is taking shape, as are Starhopper and Europa Clipper. Stephen struggles with a name and then Jason introduces a new segment.


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 2019-08-27  1h6m
 
 

Hallowed Ground


Stephen and Jason report in after their field trip to Space Center Houston and Johnson Space Center, which included seeing several spacecraft and visiting the restored Apollo Mission Control room.


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 2019-08-13  1h3m
 
 

A Beautiful Rocket Butterfly


As 2024 gets closer and closer, NASA is hard at work on SLS and Orion, but is also partnering with several companies to move several projects forward in parallel. Stephen and Jason then mark the passing of NASA's first Flight Director, Chris Kraft.


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 2019-07-31  58m
 
 

Apollo 11


The work of the crew of Apollo 11 have inspired people for five decades, their legacy continues to shine on today. In this episode, Stephen and Jason discuss three aspects of the mission that aren't as well known.


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 2019-07-16  37m
 
 

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.


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 2019-07-05  47m
 
 

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.


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 2019-06-20  37m
 
 

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.


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 2019-06-06  52m