Liftoff is a podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the major developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell.



#18: The SLS

April 11th, 2016 · 65 minutes

This fortnight, Jason and Stephen talk about rockets on drone ships, visiting space via virtual reality and NASA's next launch vehicle, the SLS.

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Links and Show Notes


Liftoff on Twitter: "TWITTER POLL! Which NASA logo is better?"
NASA In-Space Manufacturing Logo Challenge | Freelancer
Liftoff #9: The Space Shuttle - Relay FM
International Space Station panoramic tour / ESA
Blue Origin launches same New Shepard spacecraft for third time – Spaceflight Now
Pluto may once have harbored liquid nitrogen lakes - SpaceFlight Insider
SpaceX on Twitter: "Falcon 9 first stage on our droneship in the Atlantic after propelling the Dragon spacecraft to the @Space_Station"
CRS-8 | First Stage Landing on Droneship - YouTube
Triangulation 244 Bill Atkinson | TWiT
Oculus Rift | Oculus
The Apollo 11 Experience | Apps | Oculus Share
Space Launch System | NASA
Space Launch System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NASA SLS Fact Sheet (PDF)
Constellation program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orion (spacecraft) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orion Service Module - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Space Shuttle external tank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Space Shuttle main engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solid fuel boosters, not liquid, will likely launch NASA’s giant SLS rocket | Ars Technica
Asteroid Redirect Mission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Falcon Heavy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Is NASA Building a Huge Rocket to Nowhere? - Bloomberg
Orion and SLS: Time to rethink NASA's direction.
Orion test launch success: Will the Space Launch System succeed for crewed flight?
Space KSC: Wait 'Til Next Year