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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  • Taruden Taruhito
    Taruden Taruhito 56 minutes ago

    Colbert cant play his usual game with someone way smarter than he is

  • Phil 556
    Phil 556 Hour ago

    See Colbert, intelligent, objective people CAN ACTUALLY AGREE with Donald Trump. It's not all crazy talk as you want to believe.

  • Stormtrooper
    Stormtrooper 2 hours ago

    Neil deGrasse Tyson supporting modern day UNSC, hell yeah brother.

  • Sigmund Q. Freud
    Sigmund Q. Freud 3 hours ago

    "Just because it came out of Trumps mouth, doesnt require that it be a crazy thing." Good to hear, on the other hand it does require it to be a crazy thing when it comes out of NDT's mouth.

  • Fearless Fred
    Fearless Fred 13 hours ago

    If I ever met Colbert I would slap him so hard that his left ear would match his silly little elf looking right ear

  • Global Autobahn
    Global Autobahn 15 hours ago +1

    I surprised all these LibTards getting together in one audience doesn’t cause a black hole! 🤣😂🤣

  • Global Autobahn
    Global Autobahn 15 hours ago +1

    Cool he grew a beard, but it’s just making him more of a douche bag 💼 haha

  • Ping Pong
    Ping Pong 19 hours ago

    Would not have clicked on this POS if I knew it was a Stephen 'LIAR FACE' video. Trump 2020. QAnon.
    Those who are the loudest have the most to hide.

  • Dudeman 13
    Dudeman 13 21 hour ago

    Not to get politcal or anything, but imagine someone from the '80's watching this.

  • Lipton Tea
    Lipton Tea 23 hours ago

    Black Science Man - Orange man bad, but right
    HaHa Man - But orange man bad?
    Black Science Man - Orange man bad

  • Titties Bigglesby

    I absolutely love NDT. I can always rest assured, it will never be something as petty as race or politics.
    NDT is eternally focused on the thing that matters most, SCIENCE.

  • Shawn Davis
    Shawn Davis Day ago

    Good scientist are supposed to be objective. Neil is objective.
    As someone who was in Space Command I've been saying the same thing about Space Force since it was announced to sadly deaf ears.
    Maybe hearing it from Neil will change some minds.

  • John Lucas
    John Lucas Day ago

    I bought the book last year. Very good read.

  • zealteam6
    zealteam6 Day ago

    Not as powerful as the autistronomy team of kekistan

  • Underdog Straatbrak

    Liberal shits

  • Austin Buffington

    More respect for neil degrasse tyson now. Colbert on the otherhand. Corporate puppet

  • Canadian Man
    Canadian Man Day ago

    Idiot Colbert can’t think like most leftists. He probably gets 3 year olds to write his show.

  • Maxandre Martelli

    "Just because it came out of Trump's mouth, doesn't require that it be a crazy thing."
    -Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2018.

  • Lem0nsquid
    Lem0nsquid Day ago

    peaceful frontiers? what about when we have to fight those warmongering aliens! at least then we will be allies with china and russia in that fight

  • AussieBlokeGordo

    Fuck yeah rods from God do it baby!

  • Randall Donadio
    Randall Donadio 2 days ago +2

    Bleep boop bleep bleep
    🍊 man bad.
    👏 👏 “Hahhahhahahhhhhahahahaha.” 👏 👏

  • Anti-HyperLink
    Anti-HyperLink 2 days ago

    So anything that comes out of Trump’s mouth is crazy but Obama sending drone strikes that hit the wrong target 90% OF THE TIME is completely okay!
    But if I say something negative about a black person, I’m automatically racist. Missing your target 90% of the time isn’t that bad, right? It’s not 100%!
    And Bush did insane things and Trump’s done insane things and Nixon and Reagan and Clinton.
    Canada’s tampon.

  • Anti-HyperLink
    Anti-HyperLink 2 days ago

    Did you know that Spock actually has three ears: a left ear, a right ear, and a final front ear.


  • Nicholas Byram
    Nicholas Byram 2 days ago +6

    Black Space Man: Not necessarily a bad idea.
    Colbert Rapport: Orange Man Bad.

  • kaboose111
    kaboose111 2 days ago

    You mean...Orange Man not bad?

  • False Feathers
    False Feathers 2 days ago

    *Says something that isn't purely negative about Trump*

    *Leftist temper tantrum*

  • ItsJustMilo
    ItsJustMilo 3 days ago +1

    Colbert is attempting to preemptively show Trump and this idea exceedingly bad just because Trump said it and just because h disagrees. I love the way Neil handles things by setting up logical thinking and knowledge in a calm way instead of being in the pursuit of arguments with feelings. Good one Neil.

  • Luis Naranjo Zeledón

    {sarcasm alert} Pray God this will become true, Ty.

  • gillecroisd 92
    gillecroisd 92 3 days ago +5

    I was kind of "eh" with Neil. But him standing up for the policies, rather than just joining in on the "Orange Man Bad" crap.
    What was it some other famous dude said?
    "I dream that, one day, we will judge a fellow man, not based on the color of his skin, but by the quality of his character..."

  • SBMurdoch
    SBMurdoch 3 days ago

    China is at fault for space debris. Make them clean it up.

  • Carson Bruce
    Carson Bruce 3 days ago

    Black science man

  • analogue jerry
    analogue jerry 3 days ago

    Colbert the Shithead: Space Force bad!
    (being told that there is Space Command which sends satellites): Oh, I didn't know that ...
    A tv host pontificating on matters of military space policy is like a monkey trying to solve an algebra problem.

  • canadian monarchist
    canadian monarchist 3 days ago

    that beard does not work

  • Corporal Hollywood
    Corporal Hollywood 3 days ago

    Niel 4 President

  • Lithane
    Lithane 4 days ago

    I should pickup that book...

  • Keenan McCarty
    Keenan McCarty 4 days ago

    Tyson showing that not all Libs are nuts.

  • freeman239
    freeman239 5 days ago

    Colbert is such a tool.

  • Frankie Bagz
    Frankie Bagz 5 days ago

    This guy colbert is dumb as a rock

  • Frankie Bagz
    Frankie Bagz 5 days ago

    If I ever seen colbert. I'd punch him. In the throat!

  • avtech31
    avtech31 5 days ago +3

    He just made you, Stephen Colbert, look like the fool you are.
    And the audience got real quiet...

  • Chris Bob
    Chris Bob 6 days ago

    6000000 people really want to watch this guy ???

  • Chris Bob
    Chris Bob 6 days ago

    He really dosent know anything . bad actor thats all

  • Ricky Hightower
    Ricky Hightower 6 days ago

    why is he so out of breath at the beginning? Nervous or needs some exercise?

  • Promethean Allegory
    Promethean Allegory 6 days ago

    This show is so much better and infinitely more interesting and funny when their not whining about Trump.

  • [ o b s i d i a n d r e a m e r ]

    While Neil DeGrasse Tyson didn't completely agree with Trump he tried seeing it from a rational middle perspective and it surprises me more people didn't give him shit.
    Usually whenever someone says they agree with one thing people immediately want to freak the fuck out

  • jhon dhoe
    jhon dhoe 6 days ago

    Why are så many smart people named neil, love the degrasse

  • Joel Middaugh
    Joel Middaugh 6 days ago

    Did pigs just fly because somebody went on Colbert and didn't trash Donald Trump. Mind blown.

  • dash4800
    dash4800 6 days ago

    im shocked they have the balls to keep an open comment section here.

  • Mack M
    Mack M 6 days ago

    I am SO voting for Trump.. this guy is different.. he exposed all those republicans and democrats.. bunch of power hungry leaches.

  • Josh Cal
    Josh Cal 6 days ago

    I use to work for space command, and we do a lot of things in space that people don't seem to realize. GPS for peoples phones are military satellites, the military and every other country in the world uses satellites for communication. Space is simply the next 'high ground'. Imagine what would have happened if we never built an Air Force because we shouldn't weaponize the sky's? We would be destroyed by now, and waiting until another country already builds a space force before we decide to catch up is not a good military choice. What I find most interesting is that it's called Trump's Space Force, when I was in the military before Trump was president, and the idea of a Space Force has been going around for awhile now. The Air Force has Space Command that handles everything space related, but as we grow further and further into space, the requirement of that group will only grow more and more. The requirements for an organization to operate in space aren't the same as the requirements to operate in the air. For example, pilots and maintainers deploy with their aircraft because they're needed down range, however working on things in space, you don't need to deploy. Deployment is the reason there are strict requirements for physical fitness. A space force doesn't need to be about to run at a specific speed, or shoot well in order to do their job. If the base in Colorado is attacked by a foreign government, there are problems much MUCH larger than their ability to run or shoot, and nothing is going to save them.

  • William H. Baird
    William H. Baird 6 days ago

    You know "nothing" Donald J. Trump!

  • Alexander Faust
    Alexander Faust 6 days ago

    Must be hard as hell for this asshole to talk to and "educate" peons like us about the fabric of reality...

    ...and then you have Neil who is more relatable and humble.

  • James Miller
    James Miller 7 days ago

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is awesome!

  • Darthwing Xodius
    Darthwing Xodius 7 days ago

    From here am gonna watch tengen toppa gurren lagann

  • Cha Leowin
    Cha Leowin 7 days ago

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is tired of the ignorant masses including Colbert.

  • lufa303
    lufa303 7 days ago +1

    I remember when he bit off other black scientist’s ear

  • Donnie Adkins
    Donnie Adkins 7 days ago

    Everything is a joke with this dude. I use to watch his show.. But then i became an adult and realized i do not agree with his ignorant ass

  • It Ain't Me 1968
    It Ain't Me 1968 8 days ago

    I like Stephen's gray beard and dark hair ...How can I achieve this ?

  • ShaunBonJovi
    ShaunBonJovi 8 days ago

    Honk Honk!

  • mediocre man
    mediocre man 8 days ago

    Kudos to Neil deGrasse Tyson! Kids, if you need an idol, somebody to emulate, he would be a top choice. He is the very opposite of small minded. Contrary to what most people these days have become. Including unfortunately, the otherwise highly intelligent Stephen Colbert, which is a real shame, because the only side anybody should ever take is that of the truth, no matter how inconvenient.

  • Helioscope Pictures LLC

    Don't waste time reading comments. Use your imagination. It will not lie. Then just move on.

  • Szaone 01
    Szaone 01 8 days ago

    What about medicare for all?

  • cmarek1989
    cmarek1989 8 days ago +1

    Notice how those leftists applaud immediately after they hear "clear the space debris" but not "asteroid defense". Holy shit. Talk about virtue signalling. ANd its people like those that actually polute the planet.

  • Smalls Steelman
    Smalls Steelman 8 days ago

    Guess he will never be a guest again

  • wantafanta01
    wantafanta01 9 days ago

    i like how he brought up chemical weapons... because the best part is hes right.. no reason to ever use chemical weapons tbh.... more likely to backfire on you if not literally because of some shit like the wind it will be from some douche dropping a shell loaded with chemicals

  • Justin Miller
    Justin Miller 9 days ago

    Stephen your head is a vacuum.

  • Migfra Danmark
    Migfra Danmark 9 days ago

    I dont know why Americans find this guy so clever. The idiot is just a puppet. You are so brainwashed. Go make your own war with the moon, idiots.

    • Cody Crysel
      Cody Crysel 9 days ago

      You only call him an idiot because you don't understand what he's saying. Don't project on him because you're stupid.

  • John Mitnick
    John Mitnick 9 days ago

    We shouldn't militarize outer space. end of discussion. niel degrasse tyson is just another dude with his own opinion. I respect it but I disagree. I don't give a fuck for or against trump's involvement. this wasn't trump's idea anyway. What is super alarming is neil's limited point of view on the matter. He relates GPS to militarizing space and he mentions space debris, basically a non-issue. Very alarming...

  • Jordan Kelly
    Jordan Kelly 9 days ago

    Trump supporters have to grasp at literal straws to make their choice of supporting him not seem so terrible. Neil just confirmed there’s already a space force. That’s basically it.

  • Ali S.
    Ali S. 11 days ago

    neil degrasse tyson part of kkk confirmed

  • Erin Higgs
    Erin Higgs 11 days ago

    Dont make the inept oligarch with the silverspoon and NPD sound more reasonable than he is. Nobody has time for that

  • Jon Snow
    Jon Snow 11 days ago

    So is Neil labeled as alt right yet?

  • Kashae Saint
    Kashae Saint 11 days ago

    meanwhile - let's ignore the obvious atrocities he keeps committing against science, liberties, and respect for the truth.... lulz - that dude gave me a candy bar.... dude's alright with me.... let the man rob you a little... if you believe a guy who lies more than 15 times a day average - you're an idiot who should stay out of politics and reading folks.

  • BGB
    BGB 11 days ago


  • Luke Alley
    Luke Alley 11 days ago

    Headlines: "Neil Degrasse Tyson is an alt right white supremacist pre industrial grunge anti feminist, and you should be concerned."

  • 69lol69
    69lol69 12 days ago +7

    -Orange man bad!!!

  • Norse Man
    Norse Man 12 days ago

    Trump could announce he has cured cancer, and leftist would be all like "WHAT HAS CANCER EVER DONE TO ANYONE?! ORANGE MAN BAD!"

  • Spice____
    Spice____ 12 days ago

    why everybody got to be so liberal

  • Lessons from Marcus
    Lessons from Marcus 12 days ago

    NG supports space force because it means more MONEY for him......

    88HAILSTONE 12 days ago

    Neil Degrass Tyson is a Nazi...!!!!

  • qweasdzxcname
    qweasdzxcname 12 days ago

    i find it funny the crowd claps when the scientist talks, even though they dont understand science at all (its very likely not one got the sandra bullock joke).
    i dont remember which administration brought the idea of space force or similar things, but im pretty sure it was in the 70s or 80s. maybe earlier. mainly to get space superiority during the cold war. but its still on the table to this day with every administration, they are just waiting for funding and technological advancement to allow that to happen.
    if men put their feet somewhere, its just a matter of time before a flag would be planted there by an armed soldier.

  • Cman
    Cman 12 days ago +1

    This whole interview:
    Neil: “easy to understand concept”
    Colbert: “woah woah woah, can you repeat this in my own words so I seem relevant to conversation”

  • nobadnamesleft
    nobadnamesleft 12 days ago

    I used to like Stephen Colbert but now I cringe because he is a anti-trump shill :(

  • Midnight
    Midnight 12 days ago

    Is that beautiful document the one that allows the use of biological weapons testing and use of in war the "no weapons in space act" Mr. Tyson?

  • Chris James
    Chris James 13 days ago +1

    No different than when the United States Army Air Force branched off and became it's own independent military branch.

  • rent a shill
    rent a shill 13 days ago

    space force could be a next space race.

    who ever puts space army rockets and vessels into orbit can basicaly destroy any point on earth in matter of minutes

  • Vincent Mileto
    Vincent Mileto 13 days ago +1

    Trumps Space Force needs to launch all far left nut jobs into orbit, starting with Stephen Colbert!

  • Lucas Snowbeard
    Lucas Snowbeard 13 days ago +1

    I find it amazing that here Neil Degrasse Tyson gave a brilliant, beautiful, and easy-to-understand vision of what can be done with a space force, and all that people care to talk about is "Trump this" and "liberal that".
    The topic is astrophysics here, people. Pay attention.

  • Spencer G
    Spencer G 13 days ago

    Stephen Colbert:
    Mgk: your beards weird

  • DavidtheZheng
    DavidtheZheng 13 days ago

    I love how fast neil talks when he gets excited and passionate about what he's talking about

  • Mark Smith
    Mark Smith 14 days ago

    Neil missing China- China is major part of this Space military situation in so many ways. China blow up a satellite in the worst possible way which doubled the amount the amount of space junk and adding even more when their space labs crushed to Earth very early. The Communists (Party) are threatening everyone else in space just like all over the Earth.

  • C Y K A B L Y A T
    C Y K A B L Y A T 14 days ago +1

    2:39 "you so know, im going to get you drunk" lmao imagine the outrage if a republican said that.

  • Msw .9
    Msw .9 15 days ago

    *Trump says space force*
    *everyone laughs*
    *Neil explains space force*
    *everyone applauds*

  • Sarah Coler
    Sarah Coler 15 days ago

    Colbert totally thought he was going to rip on trump for 10 minutes only to fimd out trump is right. Never saw that one coming. Notice how he didnt give trump any credit for being forward thinking.

  • Realistic Optimist
    Realistic Optimist 15 days ago

    I can’t stand Colbert anymore. He tries too hard. You mean we are tracking bolts? Yes a bolt going 18,000 mph is very dangerous

  • Johnathan Tamper
    Johnathan Tamper 15 days ago

    Neil defag Tyson

  • VOIP Portland
    VOIP Portland 15 days ago

    It makes perfect sense that a nation 22 trillion dollars in debt that already far exceeds any other nation's military budget should spend money on space/surveillance (more) weaponry. All empires fail, but I am pretty sure ours will last forever.

  • Quiet One
    Quiet One 15 days ago

    There are way too many comments saying the same thing.

  • Nick Noland
    Nick Noland 15 days ago

    Came for Neil and enjoyed his commentary! Thumbs down for Stephen for his blatant political agenda he consistently pushes.