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.

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#19: Venus: The Pizza Planet

April 25th, 2016 · 59 minutes

This fortnight, Jason and Stephen take a trip to Venus.


#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.


#17: Space Stations: Totally Not Obsessed

March 28th, 2016 · 70 minutes

This fortnight, Jason and Stephen take a tour of the space stations that have graced Low-Earth orbit over the decades.


#16: Like a Curtain in the Wind

March 14th, 2016 · 61 minutes

This fortnight, Jason and Stephen travel the length of the Solar System to catch up on the news.


#15: The Moon Draft

February 29th, 2016 · 47 minutes

On this episode, Jason and Stephen pick their favorite solar system moons in an action-packed draft.


#14: Outside the Gates

February 15th, 2016 · 60 minutes

During the last fortnight, humankind detected gravitational waves for the first time and Jason spent some time at NASA's Ames Research Center.


#13: It's Important to Have a Dryer Sheet

February 1st, 2016 · 62 minutes

This week, Stephen and Jason catch up on Space X and Blue Origin news, wish Opportunity a happy 12th birthday and reflect on the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster.


#12: The Size of a Refrigerator

January 18th, 2016 · 56 minutes

Jason and Stephen are joined by Geof Morris, a Payload Rack Officer for the International Space Station. Geof works at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.


#11: Moon Phases & Tides

January 4th, 2016 · 46 minutes

This week, Jason explains how the phases of the moon work before wading into the weird world of tides.


#10: The Solstice

December 21st, 2015 · 43 minutes

To celebrate the Winter Solstice, Jason and Stephen talk all about the Earth's journey around the sun and how it affects all of our lives.