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

Published on Sep 12, 2018
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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  • If you think about it if we control space befor other countrys we will be invincible nuclear bombs wouldnt work on us in that case we would just destroy the threat from space 👌❤

  • Lol even though Trump might not be the smartest, or come off that way the things he saying about China and space are very real threats to us. China and Russia is know classified as more dangerous than Islamic extremism, think about that

  • So you get a big trash bag and you fly around the earth

  • *Insert star wars meme* the time has come execute order 66 once more the sith will rule the Galaxy and we shall have peace -2040 I sign the declaration of the 1st galactic empire-2041 *applauses in the crowd* btw this is the 1st time i agree with Trump

  • Air Force invented GPS, thank us later

  • You love Neil deGrasse Tyson? Me too!


  • Half of the people watching this video either wanted Hillary or Bernie. Evidently they weren’t qualified to be president since they both lost. Trump beat them both. To you I say, “I hope you have a lousy day and I hope you’re having a lousy four years. Oh, and next time, put your money on the right pony.”

  • By 2030 some people ( I asume the rich ones that can pay ) will be able to live space while ww3 is going on on earth . Or maybe ww3 will be fought in space . Hmmm

  • Samuel Lusk.

  • Everyone loves this man

  • trump Is the moron that would ignore scientific advice and trigger a Kessler Effect.

  • I can just tell he has terrible handwriting

  • As a pacifist, I could never endorse such a thing.

  • That was actually a comforting thought: as much as we can have wars on earth, we can't have wars in space. And if we did, it would eventually destroy all space commanded options to have wars on earth, which is also sort of comforting. I mean in the non comforting context of humans not evolving past the need to be at war with one another, it seems comforting...

  • How do you dislike a video with Neil Degrasse Tyson in it... Makes no sense

  • 3:15 his hands say he was about to lay down a fat beat

  • Can't track bolts unless they are very large. Atleast 100 mm in length.

  • If you're alright with anime and want to know more about space debris, watch a show called Planetes. Highly recommend it to any space nut like myself.

  • So now i figured the secret space program is real....i think it's an american sophisticated space confined weaponry of some kind. US can basically wipe out a country in split seconds.

  • are these two in kind of a bromance?

    • yep, they been seeing each other for a while now

  • So, his publisher lined up a book project for him titled, “Accessory to War’. . Because D. Trump is going to say something about our space development? That makes Neil Tyson a trained monkey, unless Trump is the trained monkey being led and following orders.

  • NPCs everywhere in this comment section. Thank God colbert complaining about Trump in this episode. Conan is the only good comedian now.

    • This is why he was metoo'ed, because he dared to compliment bad orange man.

  • Why do we need a Navy, why do we need a military? It's just so silly. This Moron Colbert would rather let China and Russia lead the space force tech in weaponizing satellites. This guys show needs to die.

  • militarize nasa

  • Space debris? Exactly what and where would you put it? Tyson is a TV personality. Where does he get the time for science? No real scientist would put some one down for disagreeing, as he does with global warming. Real scientist say prove it.

  • I know the Earth is flat by scripture and by what I observe with my own eyes. All of Nasa's images are cgi and fake. Everything they do is a lie. Satellites aren't real! If they were real we wouldn't have giant cables running under the oceans connecting the worlds internet and phone. If satellites were real you would get actual real images when searching. If satellites were real we wouldn't need all of these cell towers. Have you ever looked at your satellite which is static and pointing in one direction, and asked yourself how it stays connected with an orbiting satellite? I guess you just haven't thought about that. You will pay for playing a part in deceiving the world from the truth of God. You guys can laugh and mock all you want. I know the truth. I lost all respect for this guy.

  • IIIIII LOVE THEM TOGETHER!!!!! Omg my two favorite people.

  • I’m just waiting for the UNSC to become a real thing I need to see those mac cannons in action man

  • This is very educational; nice 💯👌🏾💯👏🏾

  • Anyone else think of COD Ghosts reguarding this topic? Those kinetic satellites were awesome, and surprisingly realistic


  • Do you have a space vacuum ? Isn't space already a vacuum. It's a funny remark, but also a valid point : you can only suck up things with a vacuum cleaner because there is air to suck up ( which takes dirt with it as it is sucked up). But in vaccuum, that wouldn't work. You'd have to manually collect everything somehow.

  • Col Bert and his audience sure prove how willfully ignorant they are. Only network TV I see is US-tv. I can skip and repeat what I want.

  • So when is UNSC coming?

  • Listening to Neil DeGrasse Tyson explain why something...anything Trump did not being unreasonable on Stephen Colbert is enough to make most liberals' heads explode. Cannot compute! System failure!

  • Orange Man Bad

  • Well, I'm reallly dissapointed in you Mr. Tyson.. We don't need more military forces. I guess you are one of the persons preferring Star WARs over Star Trek.. :p

    • Ummm, if we don't do it, we're just going to get left behind by countries that will do it. It's that type of ignorance you harbor that will get America taken over by the Chinese. You're clearly ignorant and out of your element.

  • Space force could unite our countries, but then again we might get decimated by aliens.


  • Word space gives him orgasm lol

  • Seeing Stephen use quotation marks around Space Command really shows how clueless he is on the subject...

  • Just wanna restate [Joe toner] the intro song he mentioned way down here. The song's name is "I like it" by Debarge.

  • Being on the moon would be the most amazing thing ever.

  • I wanted to meet carl sagan, however, I am happy that at least I might be able to meet Neil someday

  • So true

  • To counter-act global warming, why don't we just deploy solar panels over strategic areas to both block some of the sunshine hitting the globe, and soak up energy to use to clean up near space? Antarctica, Greenland, the Sahara desert, parts of the oceans, etc. . Partial eclipses of the Sun drop the temperature by several degrees. A semi-permanent, movable, partial eclipse could power both a magnetic "jellyfish" to capture dangerous cosmic debris, as well as a space elevator. This would make much more sense to me than trying to put a permanent settlement on Mars.

  • No, he's no genius. As far as I know he's never accomplished any significant science. He's just a funded loudmouth, like Kaku and Nye. The latest IPCC Special Report SP15 [2018] shows we're likely to go extinct far before these loudmouths' ideas can be implemented. But if he said these truths, he'd be out of a job. The whole international scientific community ignores him. Oh, and also Americans. If you want the actual scientific knowledge, look elsewhere.

  • dude, Neil just explain stuff why is the host interrupting cutting him?

  • spacemarines

  • One must never wish war, but one must always be ready for it. That's why a space force is a wise idea.

  • 0:15 Stephen was feeling the band 🔥.

  • I've always loved Niel.🌼🇺🇸

  • Super shill Neil deGrasse Tyson - here to give vocal back up to the U.S.As' silly "Space force" business. The leel of stupidity and ignorrance to support all this from the man on the street - just becuase it's promoted well on television by celebrities. O.M.G what a daft world we live in. NASA: Cost to Tax payer: 50 million dollars a day.

  • If Donald Trump believe in science, Neil degrass Tyson should be Secretary of Space Force

  • no one clapped for asteroid defense but clapped for cleaning space debris.

  • Personal Astrophysicist, my ass! LOL

  • “Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”

  • What an debris is out there floating around at 18,000 miles per hour how come then with all the satellites out there they have not been destroyed or damaged by all this space junk...or knocked out of its orbital trajectory...but what do I know after all pluto isn’t a planet because Neil the Ass Tyson says so.


  • DANIEL 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, """one like the Son of man""" came with the """CLOUDS of HEAVEN""", and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. Luke 9:34 King James Bible While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and 👉they feared👈 as they 👉ENTERED🤔 into the cloud.👈 PSALM 104:3 King James Bible Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the 👉CLOUDS HIS CHARIOTS:👈👉 who WALKETH upon the wings of the wind: PSALMS 68:17 The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] SINAI, in the holy [place]. JEREMIAH 4:13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots [shall be] as a whirlwind: his horses (CHARIOTS) are swifter than eagles (USA MILITARY MIGHT) . Woe unto us! for we are spoiled. Revelation 12:7 “And there was 👉WAR IN HEAVEN:👈 Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the DRAGON fought and his angels,” Obadiah 1:4 Though thou exalt thyself as the EAGLE👈👉 (UNITED STATES, E.U...ALSO UAE) , and though thou set thy 👈👉NEST (SPACE STATIONS) 👈 among the STARS, 👈thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.

  • liar...

  • Talk show idiot: ORANGE MAN BAD Rational man: No its actually a good idea Talk show idiot: REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson is proof that black people can be intelligent

  • get a magnet

  • Damn. Slow down Stephen as you are pushing him. Good one !

  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson better either be offered some position in the Space Force or at least given an award for his advocacy for it!

  • It don’t help 😂

  • Stephen is a total douche

  • NASA originally possible still Military upper level China space program - also military

  • Colbert's Beard is Weird ..

  • I like it-debarge

  • It's black science dude!

  • It's so much fun to watch NdgT sperg out excitedly next to Colbert who's dry as an insurance claims rep - reminds me that people are still fun and quirky and energetic, not every media personality is an npc.

  • "I dunno anything"- Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2018

  • I hope and asteroid hits Stephen

  • its not bad idea, but the way trump imagine "space Force" is different

  • Neil looks like a black Dr. Phil lol

  • Great until someone attacks a satellite and the debris blows up all the other satellites.

  • I hope he runs for president

  • Colberts salary comes from oversea....which explains why he is paid to trash America.

  • This man is just as stupid as trump!!!!!

  • I see Trump's faithful idiots flocked to this pretty damn quickly.

  • The idea of a space force is not absurd if it is equipped to deal with asteroids the could pose a threat to cites, continents, or the entire earth, some sort of orbital defense is necessary, much better chance of an asteroid threat than say something like an alien one. The Tunguska impact was nothing compared to the asteroid that hit, wiped out the dinosaurs, and caused and ice age. It would be nice to be able to defend against something like that from happening again. So it's not an absurd concept in that sense, not to mention they could clean up space debris, which are technically a threat to satellites, then the materials can be re purposed or disposed of properly, gotta agree with Neil on this one.

  • I don’t care what people say, I’m joining this thing.

  • Obviously paid worker for NASA/government worker.Always asking for more money. Where do they get this money? From you

  • I've mostly considered Tyson as fairly rudimentary... but I don't even think he lives up to that measure here.

  • And he is supposed to be smart well not campared to Einstein or steven hawking hawking would probably use logic and his interlect to counteract this idea. of course we dont need space force its a stupid idea coming from a stupid president who likes nothing mlre than to have money in his pocket and poking the metaphorical bear.

  • I think Neil is just freakin Awsome! I watched alot of his documentarys.

  • im glad to see him neutral on the political sphere


  • I have a feeling cia operative Colbert knows more than Neil

  • A great guy. Smart and a sense of humor. What a man!

  • China and Russia has missiles which can maneuver at hyper sonic speed. You better get a space force.

  • What was the song that they were playing at the start?

  • This NASA guy is so damn cool

  • The peaceful use of space will end when technology has advanced enough for humanity to live out there in large numbers.

  • I can see his brain thinking faster than his mouth can speak

  • America, my country has now become the new Nazism in space and in other prosperities!!!! That is sad!!!!!!!!

  • When the Air Force came into service they just had a wooden plane with a gun attached to it and now look at the Air Force. One of the most important branches in the military today and possibly the most technologically advanced branch of the military.