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 98 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


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.



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.



The Red Flag

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



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.



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

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.


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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.


 2019-01-02  48m