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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Latest Episodes

#6: The Sun

October 26th, 2015 · 57 minutes

This week, Stephen and Jason answer some burning questions about the sun.

#5: 'The Martian'

October 9th, 2015 · 72 minutes

Forget the popcorn; grab your potatoes! This week, Jason and Stephen talk all about The Martian.

#4: A Laptop Every Ten Years

September 28th, 2015 · 49 minutes

Jason and Stephen gush over more Pluto photos and wish some Mars hardware a happy birthday before interviewing Rachel Binx from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

#3: Poke His Twin

September 14th, 2015 · 45 minutes

Jason and Stephen catch up on some of the latest space news, including classic NASA design specs, the new Boeing Starliner, a year-long mission to the International Space Station, and new pictures from Pluto.

#2: The Moon

August 31st, 2015 · 53 minutes

Jason and Stephen talk about Earth's closest neighbor, the Moon.

#1: Space Salad

August 17th, 2015 · 47 minutes

Jason and Stephen talk about lettuce grown in space and the third anniversary of the Curiosity rover.

#0: Jason & Stephen Talk Space

August 15th, 2015 · 50 minutes

Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett talk about New Horizons' Pluto discoveries, a newly-discovered Earth-like planet, and why space is back in the news.