Neil deGrasse Tyson: Trump's Space Force Is Not A Crazy Idea

  • Published on 8 days ago

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    America's favorite astrophysicist returns to The Late Show with a surprising argument for why Trump's call for a Space Force may be a good thing.
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jamie lanster
jamie lanster

He is talking about orbit, how can neil not know the difference between war in space and war in orbit?

3 hours ago
Siddharth Parida
Siddharth Parida

"Just because it came out of Neil deGrasse Tyson's mouth doesn't mean it's a good idea".

8 hours ago
James T.
James T.

Trump's Space Marines... Reminds me of GTA somehow.

9 hours ago
jango boba
jango boba

And just like that NDT was off the Christmas card list..

13 hours ago
Ted Phillips
Ted Phillips

I stopped watching television back in November 2016 along with the rest of the intelligent world.

14 hours ago
Jeff Ferguson
Jeff Ferguson

everyone laughed at Trump when he said he could achieve 3 % growth. Turns out he is achieving 4.3 %. Don't underestimate Trump. MAGA 2020 #WALKAWAY

15 hours ago
Ana Diaz
Ana Diaz

2:30 someone make me a GIF of that right now pretty pleeeaaasee!!!🤣

18 hours ago
Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Let's just say that when Trump says "Space Force", "Optimized command & control of space assets" is not what his supporters are hearing ¬_¬

19 hours ago
Ramsés Vásquez
Ramsés Vásquez

With a baptismal like Nail of Grace, how could he not Look Celestial? He surely was predestined to become an astrophysicist.....take or leave...LOLLLLLL JESUS...plus he works as a heathen in Hayden Museum (l8r he absconds)

20 hours ago
onoma eponimo
onoma eponimo

The only good choice for americans all this years is trump

20 hours ago
Cory Tollman
Cory Tollman

Make it the Space Guard so it's more like the Coast Guard.

23 hours ago
Sven
Sven

I think Trump talked to Putin, (Russian Space Forces) Trump is like, space force, we need space force!

Day ago
Eric Jeffrey
Eric Jeffrey

It really is a show of how arrogant the human race is, thinking that its not a good idea to have a militant space fleet to protect us from aliens

Day ago
Eric Jeffrey
Eric Jeffrey

Neal degrasse tyson is black jesus

Day ago
Suleiman Yusuf
Suleiman Yusuf

He is a very intelligent man but that hairline though😂

Day ago
Hurtz
Hurtz

What is going on with the comments, talking about "ignorant" Colbert being "shut down" by Tyson? Obviously Colbert wants Tyson to explain his points to the (possably uneducated) viewer and gets him to do so by asking him the respective questions. You wouldn't actually believe he was beeing serious when asking if space could be vacuumed, ...?

Day ago
Confused Kiwi
Confused Kiwi

SC is a dummy just saying. Suppose your entire country are dummies though ......... With the occasional outliers

Day ago
Jack Hubley
Jack Hubley

Just because it came out of a whinny, narcissistic, shit for brains 4 year old doesn't make it a bad idea , Let's let him drive the car. And Just because an award winning astrophysicist who was there, is still touting the "official" 911 line doesn't mean that a 4 year old couldn't figure it out.

Day ago
Manny Santiago
Manny Santiago

I miss Carl Sagan. Neil Degrasse Tyson is too much of an establishment apologist. Sagan would have questioned the $200 billion military budget increase in a time where there is many other social programs that money could have been invested in.

Day ago
Blake the Tank
Blake the Tank

@5:00 wow that made Colbert extremely uncomfortable.

Day ago
Abu Khaluf Ibn Talib As-Siddiq Al-Walid
Abu Khaluf Ibn Talib As-Siddiq Al-Walid

Colbert doesn’t deserve to lick this man’s boots.

Day ago
Kain Nosgoth
Kain Nosgoth

When Trump's Space Force discovers and accidentally opens the Hell Gate on Mars, I suppose Robert Mueller will be looking for collusion in that too..

2 days ago
Ward McCreery
Ward McCreery

I saw an interview with Trump supporters and the interviewer asked about NASA and they said Trumps space force would tell them what's really going on space, like NASA isn't tell us everything that's going un space, that their information us supect, more conspiracy theory garbage!!

2 days ago
Ward McCreery
Ward McCreery

Plausible denied - ability they track screws, a lost glove, paint chips and the like!!

2 days ago
Ferdinand St-Hilaire
Ferdinand St-Hilaire

It is not. Just like using my unicorn to pick up my date on the first encounter.

2 days ago
å
å

I already heard these stories in Joe Rogan experience

2 days ago
Dennis Menace
Dennis Menace

and the martians are going to pay for it

2 days ago
joe toner
joe toner

the intro music is "i like it" by debarge

2 days ago
Fabulist 0bamma
Fabulist 0bamma

China blew up a Satellite in order to add to Space Junk.

2 days ago
Fabulist 0bamma
Fabulist 0bamma

The Gov't knows something they're not telling us...

2 days ago
dani Leuenberger
dani Leuenberger

ya but are wars not a bad idea in general but people keep doing them anyways.

2 days ago
HMan
HMan

You are like an innocent child NDT... The military will not clean space or defend against asteroids. They want to build orbital bombardment weapon platforms. That's what Trump wants anyway, unaware that there are International treaties that forbid it. It's not nuclear and no other nation has the means to do it, so they will classify them separately than other WMDs, and start dropping tungsten rods on countries that won't give them their oil a few megatons at a time. Now you might expect that splitting space command from the air force will lower the air force budget and reallocate part of it to the new space force... Yeah, right...

2 days ago
You Truly
You Truly

Trump Has Much Guidance To. Even My Elders Require Guidance Sometimes.

2 days ago
You Truly
You Truly

Trump Is The President Of An Entire Great Country. Surely You Don't Think He Speak Only On His Own Behalf.

2 days ago
Tom Mc
Tom Mc

Y'all realize these interactions are rehearsed? Steve is giving him easy ignorant opposing questions because they both have an agenda. Trying to get a reaction out of us whether or not they even believe what they're saying. Oops nevermind, I forgot my place.

2 days ago
ToddJohnsonEveningNews
ToddJohnsonEveningNews

I used to like colbert a lot, but he just doesn’t have any common sense. Jumping on the ‘shit on trump because thats how you get views’ wagon is just weak.

2 days ago
b b
b b

BS to get your tax money

2 days ago
Seekarr
Seekarr

I am pretty sure Trump made Space Force because he believes aliens are coming from Mars.

2 days ago
ZakAshChan
ZakAshChan

You don't want someone with a multitude of scientific accolades, praising an idea formed in the mind of a narcissist who just so happens to be the highest in the chain of command of a military force. ... Stupid move, Tyson. Number 45 will take what you've said and spin it as support for his ideas. Ideas - plural.

2 days ago
john mcdonald
john mcdonald

they wouldnt need to blow up the satellites, they could fry them with a laser or some other advanced weapon and im sure neil forgot to mention that lol

2 days ago
Alienxfb14
Alienxfb14

Stephen has completely woven his entire fabric and identity around the fact that everything Trump says is wrong or evil, regardless of whether or not it is. It has become his schtick. It’s predictable. And in the world of show business, predictability is the worst thing someone can have.

2 days ago
Jeanette D.
Jeanette D.

Does anyone know what Trumps Space Force is all about? Haven't heard himself explaining anything - and neither people who thinks it's a good idea. Don't know if the links works ....but here it is, and it's quite amusing :o) https://youtu.be/btaEDH775ko?t=9m58s

2 days ago
SageMontana
SageMontana

I never thought I’d hear Neil degrasse Tyson say “we need somma dat”

2 days ago
Johan Persson
Johan Persson

Lasers Neil, lasers! no need for no projectiles in space man!

3 days ago
Martin Xayachack
Martin Xayachack

Bigger picture here; why spens fundings to start something that basically will do what we've been doing ???? Or am I wrong ???

3 days ago
Joe Calandria
Joe Calandria

Meth played a role in this interview

3 days ago
cluelessbeats
cluelessbeats

I wish I loved anything as much as he loves space

3 days ago
Paul Feinberg
Paul Feinberg

What a treasure of a man...

3 days ago
Santhoshi Srilaya Routhu
Santhoshi Srilaya Routhu

This man is the richard feynman of astrophysics

3 days ago
Smokedship
Smokedship

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is pro anything that would throw billions at the ridiculous expenses of space exploration. So basically he’s just trying to protect his job at the expense of the planet. Rather than wasting all that money and resources on looking outside the planet, why not just use it to settle our home planet instead? Synthetic Non-Vegitrian food, Global Warming, A-Forestation, Pollution control, alternate fuels, Law Enforcement etc, all these things can be helped move in leaps and bounds if the same amount of money and intellectual resources are used on them.

3 days ago
tariqkhwaja
tariqkhwaja

Common sense ... common sense is that even in our world military excursions (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Rohngya, Israel/Palestine) always lead to blow back (in the form of terrorism, ISIS, etc.). Until World War ... it's the same inescapable concept. But since the result is not immediate nobody cares to give it a second thought unfortunately. May God guide us towards unity and peace.

3 days ago
Work4Love3000
Work4Love3000

Heyyyy! "I like it" Debarge

3 days ago
Daisy Leigh
Daisy Leigh

THE BLACK GODS ARE HERE AND THEY ARE GOING TO KICK ALL OF YOUR NEANDERBEAST ASSES. YOU'RE ALL FINISHED, DONE AND EXTINCT.

3 days ago
Shawn Osborne
Shawn Osborne

Rods of the gods

3 days ago
Shawn Osborne
Shawn Osborne

Space debri..... Lie.

3 days ago
Shawn Osborne
Shawn Osborne

Accurate.. Not..

3 days ago
Knegrodamus
Knegrodamus

“Aww you so know ,Ima get you drunk” 🤣 2 divorces later I’m here

3 days ago
Rachael Kowalewski
Rachael Kowalewski

Wow, this comment section is the most goddamn cancerous thing I’ve seen in a long time.

3 days ago
omarofuae
omarofuae

Neil obviously wants to be part of the Space Force.

3 days ago
Micah Parsons
Micah Parsons

Is it just me or is Neil bugging out on something?

3 days ago
FattyMcButterPants
FattyMcButterPants

CNN: Neil deGrasse Tyson is a racist warmonger that rapes 100 women a night and loves donald trump

3 days ago
FattyMcButterPants
FattyMcButterPants

Leftists don't care. They would criticize trump for world peace if he accomplished that, they are just brainwashed morons.

3 days ago
FattyMcButterPants
FattyMcButterPants

i liek cup cakes!!!!!!!!

3 days ago
Bump_Stockk -
Bump_Stockk -

FattyMcButterPants we actually compliment trump on the shit he does do right, it’s just that that doesn’t happen every day.

3 days ago
Ian Nicely
Ian Nicely

Probably the only thing I’ve ever heard NDT say that i didnt have a problem with...

3 days ago
_Sky_
_Sky_

Anybody watching this in 2039 when the Space Force took down one of the Chinese satellites and caused the Kessler effect?

3 days ago
iMaDeMoN
iMaDeMoN

(18,000 mph) Remember that speed is relative. If we are all in orbit going in the same direction when a piece debris falls off the satellite, the relative difference in speed is small.

3 days ago
Diana Martin
Diana Martin

BUT...like he said, we ALREADY have this covered. We don't need to waste taxpayer money on "creating" an entirely new "force". It's just a money grab for more defense spending!

3 days ago
xKami102x
xKami102x

I'm sorry Colbert but holy god, your complete lack of understanding of how space works, space militarization and how space debris ACTUALLY WORKS is mind boggling

3 days ago
yourpissingmeoffgoogle yeah
yourpissingmeoffgoogle yeah

love how people laughed when he said mustard gas getting pushed by the wind back into your trench. Yeah having something burning your lungs and throat while giving you boils all over your body is hilarious.

3 days ago
troiscarottes
troiscarottes

My regard for Neil de Grasse Tyson has just dropped a few thousand miles . Unless of course he wants to send all the high-ranking members of the US military into outer space on a one-way ticket. But I'm not optimistic.

3 days ago
Interfilamentar
Interfilamentar

You'd probably really hate him them if you found out he's been telling people for over a decade that funding for science always goes up under a Republican dominated Fed, and goes down when the Democrats have power.

3 days ago
kamdaddypurp
kamdaddypurp

He’ll never be on the show again

3 days ago
Nitish Anand
Nitish Anand

suddenly i want to play cod infinite warfare

3 days ago
Golden 47
Golden 47

Star Wars in a nutshell and every fan just got fucked by Tyson.

3 days ago
redbeard
redbeard

How can anyone take Tyson seriously, when he clearly revels in showmanship? People don't think that maybe there's way way way better scientists out there, who are more interested in science than soaking spotlight? He's not wrong about Lord Trump's Imperial Space Force though.

3 days ago
becky selfridge
becky selfridge

neil is for science, not politic. he is truly a man of intellect

4 days ago
Karou Lilliehook
Karou Lilliehook

i will always hate neil tyson. he made pluto not a planet, and for that i just... i just cannot forgive him but damn if he isnt a brilliant and well dressed man.

4 days ago
Conscious
Conscious

Tyson knows damn well that the US empire would find new ways to invade countries to steal control of their resources. He's a salesman for the Military Industrial Complex. The tool for the Central Bank oligarchs.

4 days ago
Blake Lawson
Blake Lawson

One thing I bet most people don't realize when they hate on the idea of a space force is that nuclear bombs travel through space to get to their destination. I don't know about them, but I don't feel like getting hit with a nuke. We have technology to stop them, but it's far from perfect. It would be nice if we a branch that could have more of a focus on threats like that.

4 days ago
Drudley
Drudley

I never really got why Neil was into the space force.. But this explained a lot.

4 days ago
Julie W.
Julie W.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/trump-couldn’t-get-mexico-to-pay-for-his-wall-now-americans-won’t-pay-either/ar-BBNmjco?ocid=spartandhp Wow, that thing sounds expensive (the wall). Don't know why any Americans actually BELIEVED that another country would pay for it - do you have any idea how expensive that thing would be?? Actually, I do know why they believed it. They actually believe Americans speak, and the rest of the world just does (lmao). If it ever happens (that they build it, although the American taxpayer will pay for it), any contractors better ask for their money up front (lol).

4 days ago
Pandemonium
Pandemonium

Preparing for war.

4 days ago
Osiris Thomas
Osiris Thomas

We are currently recruiting for the space force we need 400,000 low IQ individuals without jobs for manual labor in slightly dangerous positions.Our new radiation suits work great,Russia already has advanced spaced weapons. We need volunteers to wash satellites in space and arm them since we are years behind.Are there any patriots out there? If so email Illuminatinoreturnticket.com

4 days ago
Jason Blade
Jason Blade

Lmao at trumptards idiots in the comment.

4 days ago
lizard of_odds
lizard of_odds

DR HIBBERT AH HA HA HUH

4 days ago
alanlpctech
alanlpctech

Good way to lower your credibility by being on Colbert

4 days ago
Candy Corn
Candy Corn

Stephen needs to shut his mouth, he bashes trump but because of the tax cuts trump has made Stephen is probably making twice as much as he did before.

4 days ago
THEsuperCourier
THEsuperCourier

Yeah. Probably.

4 days ago
Shawn Lecrone
Shawn Lecrone

If we can't have peace on Earth, we will not have peace in space.

4 days ago
lizard of_odds
lizard of_odds

You want a peace of me?

4 days ago
J Ram
J Ram

Whats that song name at the beginning when Neil walks out

4 days ago
Ole Timer
Ole Timer

So Neil must make a lot of money working for NASA so why is he in the IMDB website, an actor for hire site ??? 😅🤣😂 #NeilAndNasaAreFake

4 days ago
Interfilamentar
Interfilamentar

They paid him to say scripted lines on camera. So yeah, he's an actor. He was also in one of those Superman Movies. What would be even more funny is if Neil paid Trump to create the Space Force to help him promote this new book he's trying to sell. That would be hilarious!

3 days ago
Mademoiselle Minou
Mademoiselle Minou

Black hair-White beard. Now I’m no Astrophysicist, but...............that’s not accurate. 🤔

4 days ago
Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson

okay okay so trump got one thing right. BUT THAT'S IT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

4 days ago
Delmar Peet
Delmar Peet

MAGA....pshhh....Make Space Great

4 days ago
BTS and NCT Trash [Yuta's Smile]
BTS and NCT Trash [Yuta's Smile]

A space force really isn't a bad idea. But the way trump thinks of it is pretty dumb. And we already have a space force plus NASA as Neil said. I don't think trump even knows that it existed. Space Exploration is already being taken care of. But having a force that will clean up space and create defenses against asteroids and stuff like that would be very great. Neil really came through and correctly informed everybody and made stephen look underwhelmed (love stephen btw).

4 days ago
JohnNNJ
JohnNNJ

Of course, it was all up in the air, and just a crazy out of control chimera until this guy came along. You know, since the president doesn't have cabinet members or military officers to consult, who advise, and who would be making the actual decisions.

4 days ago
yshouldi foogle
yshouldi foogle

Neil is awesome i wish he was my Neighbor literally 100% of the time i see him i smile.

4 days ago
Caleb Clarke
Caleb Clarke

You know idiocracy is abundant when use of the word libtard automatically gets you likes...

4 days ago
yshouldi foogle
yshouldi foogle

Jedi outfits are going to be Officer uniforms in SPACE FORCE.

4 days ago
Vincent Valentine
Vincent Valentine

Welp, guess he’s getting crucified now. That’s a shame.

4 days ago
yshouldi foogle
yshouldi foogle

President Trump should hire Neil deGrasse Tyson to do the Interviews hiring the Space Force top civilian officials! the last thing we need is a panel of 80 year olds that dont know how to use Email deciding who is in charge at Space Force. one of the first missions should be to create Solar Orbiting Communication Relays / Stations between Mars and Earth. (if you dont understand that means space stations that orbit the sun between Earth and Mars.)

4 days ago
Caleb Clarke
Caleb Clarke

Why did Stephen Colbert ever leave character? Now he's more or less a trump fanatic. I'm not a fan of trump but constant references to the guy is just free marketing

4 days ago
Praj
Praj

STAR WARS!!!!!!!!!!!

4 days ago
Cache
Cache

Yo neil pass degrasse

4 days ago
TexasReaper_4010 _
TexasReaper_4010 _

I'm with Tyson

4 days ago

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