Jason and Stephen are joined by Emily Lakdawalla to discuss her new book, The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job.
Jason and Stephen talk about President Trump's call for a Space Force, then Opportunity's struggle against a Martian dust storm and Peggy Whitson's retirement from NASA.
Jeff Bezos, Planet 9 and China's space station plans are all in the news, then Stephen and Jason remember Alan Bean and Donald Peterson.
Jason talks about launching from the west coast of the United States, then Stephen takes the new SLS SEGMENT out for a spin before they discuss black holes.
InSight is headed to Mars, the SLS Segment has a name, and Jason and Stephen read Into the Black, by Rowland White.
Stephen launches a new segment about the SLS, then talks with Jason about the swearing in of NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and the future of NASA TESS.
This week, Stephen and Jason are joined by space and technology reporter Swapna Krishna to catch up on a whole bunch of news, including the James Webb Telescope's latest schedule slip, SpaceX's recent tangling with NOAA, Commercial Crew changes and more. Also, the introduction of Liftoff merchandise!
This week: NASA's new budget and Apollo 6.
This week, Stephen and Jason are joined by Holly Griffith, a Mechanical Engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where she works on the Safety for the Life Support Systems for the new Orion capsule.
From a HI-SEAS mishap to an exoplanet getting blasted by its host star, it's news round-up time on Liftoff this week.