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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  • Vinny
    Vinny 16 hours ago

    Air Force invented GPS, thank us later

  • John Doe
    John Doe 23 hours ago

    You love Neil deGrasse Tyson? Me too!

  • Kirk Radeck
    Kirk Radeck 6 days ago

    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.”

  • Jesus Silva
    Jesus Silva 7 days ago

    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

  • Alexander Arnold
    Alexander Arnold 8 days ago

    Samuel Lusk.

  • Chris Reid
    Chris Reid 12 days ago

    Everyone loves this man

  • dragonhold4
    dragonhold4 15 days ago

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

  • Samuel Davies
    Samuel Davies 18 days ago

    I can just tell he has terrible handwriting

  • sweiland75
    sweiland75 18 days ago

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

  • Marie Poppins
    Marie Poppins 18 days ago

    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...

  • Jezzier R
    Jezzier R 21 day ago

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

  • Mr12Relic
    Mr12Relic 26 days ago

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

  • M Viv
    M Viv Month ago

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

  • Garage Masters
    Garage Masters Month ago

    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.

  • YouTube Addict
    YouTube Addict Month ago +1

    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.

    • IDonT GoTAGuN
      IDonT GoTAGuN Month ago

      TVclip Addict Aren’t you a crazy apple

  • Ju Almeida
    Ju Almeida Month ago

    are these two in kind of a bromance?

    • Jägo Tysker
      Jägo Tysker 14 days ago

      yep, they been seeing each other for a while now

  • magicsinglez
    magicsinglez Month ago

    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.

  • Filips May
    Filips May Month ago

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

    • Lester Brunt
      Lester Brunt Month ago

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

  • Andy
    Andy Month ago

    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.

  • lolno Lolno
    lolno Lolno Month ago +1

    militarize nasa

  • Wayne Carson
    Wayne Carson Month ago

    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.

  • Reggie Reid
    Reggie Reid Month ago

    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.

  • Britt Waller
    Britt Waller Month ago

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

  • Supreme Leader Nugget

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

  • Suweyda& Love
    Suweyda& Love Month ago

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

  • CueBall69
    CueBall69 Month ago +1

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

  • FitzP Official
    FitzP Official Month ago


  • K. De Metter
    K. De Metter Month ago

    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.

  • K Spear
    K Spear Month ago

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

  • Peacecraft117
    Peacecraft117 Month ago

    So when is UNSC coming?

  • Damien INSANE-O
    Damien INSANE-O Month ago

    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!

  • Jebidiah Mc Nuggets
    Jebidiah Mc Nuggets Month ago +1

    Orange Man Bad

  • Markus Hinterthan
    Markus Hinterthan Month ago

    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

    • Damien INSANE-O
      Damien INSANE-O Month ago +1

      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.

  • C9 Autimatic
    C9 Autimatic Month ago

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

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  • Joy Chakravarty
    Joy Chakravarty Month ago

    Word space gives him orgasm lol

  • hossahunter22
    hossahunter22 Month ago +1

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

  • Ernest
    Ernest Month ago

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

  • AustinJD21
    AustinJD21 Month ago +1

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

  • da
    da 2 months ago

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

  • Grok Effer
    Grok Effer 2 months ago +1

    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.

  • PattiMichelle Sheaffer
    PattiMichelle Sheaffer 2 months ago

    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.

  • Le_ Alien
    Le_ Alien 2 months ago

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

  • archabe
    archabe 2 months ago


  • MaxTheBeast
    MaxTheBeast 2 months ago

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

  • Broderick Daniel
    Broderick Daniel 2 months ago +1

    0:15 Stephen was feeling the band 🔥.

  • Amina Amaré
    Amina Amaré 2 months ago

    I've always loved Niel.🌼🇺🇸

  • Mathew Stovell
    Mathew Stovell 2 months ago

    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.

  • Muaz Azman
    Muaz Azman 2 months ago

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

  • KozMc Odin
    KozMc Odin 2 months ago

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

  • Ganesh Jadhav
    Ganesh Jadhav 2 months ago

    Personal Astrophysicist, my ass! LOL

  • Mekel Reen
    Mekel Reen 2 months ago

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

  • Misty Meanor
    Misty Meanor 2 months ago

    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.

  • Batsinthebelltower
    Batsinthebelltower 2 months ago


  • 300 Elhanan
    300 Elhanan 2 months ago

    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.

  • Sarah Henning
    Sarah Henning 2 months ago


  • Cheaper by the thousand

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

  • Solberg
    Solberg 2 months ago +1

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson is proof that black people can be intelligent

  • Devin Walt
    Devin Walt 2 months ago

    get a magnet

  • Jay
    Jay 2 months ago

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

  • no1reallycaresabout2
    no1reallycaresabout2 2 months ago

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

  • Michelle Guerra
    Michelle Guerra 2 months ago

    It don’t help 😂

  • Smallie Biggs
    Smallie Biggs 2 months ago

    Stephen is a total douche

  • Suhaib Sufi
    Suhaib Sufi 2 months ago

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

  • Rapologist
    Rapologist 3 months ago

    Colbert's Beard is Weird ..

    PANDEMIKADT 3 months ago

    I like it-debarge

  • Miguel Pereira
    Miguel Pereira 3 months ago

    It's black science dude!

  • Bugler55
    Bugler55 3 months ago

    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.

  • Craggsy's Creed
    Craggsy's Creed 3 months ago

    "I dunno anything"- Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2018

  • Tara Edmonds
    Tara Edmonds 3 months ago

    I hope and asteroid hits Stephen

  • Aditya Prasetiyo
    Aditya Prasetiyo 3 months ago

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

  • boyddustin
    boyddustin 3 months ago

    Neil looks like a black Dr. Phil lol

  • Michæl Gilbert Clements

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

  • DarthAmerind
    DarthAmerind 3 months ago

    I hope he runs for president

  • CMG
    CMG 3 months ago

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

  • kawasakiindustries
    kawasakiindustries 3 months ago +1

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

  • Joseph Yenkosky
    Joseph Yenkosky 3 months ago

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

  • DankL0rd Sk0rN
    DankL0rd Sk0rN 3 months ago

    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.

  • Deceased Anatomy
    Deceased Anatomy 3 months ago

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

  • IamRangers
    IamRangers 3 months ago

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

  • Tom Funk
    Tom Funk 3 months ago

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

  • Alexander McLucas
    Alexander McLucas 3 months ago

    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.

  • Nick Zagorov
    Nick Zagorov 3 months ago

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

  • Omar Shalaby
    Omar Shalaby 3 months ago

    im glad to see him neutral on the political sphere

  • Charlotte Smith
    Charlotte Smith 3 months ago


  • Smith
    Smith 3 months ago

    I have a feeling cia operative Colbert knows more than Neil

  • Lois Wright
    Lois Wright 3 months ago

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

  • Joel Duncan
    Joel Duncan 3 months ago

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

  • Darkcosmic7
    Darkcosmic7 3 months ago

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

  • NeoJD
    NeoJD 3 months ago

    This NASA guy is so damn cool

  • Kyotra
    Kyotra 3 months ago

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

  • Cmaz29
    Cmaz29 3 months ago

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

  • Nick Librizzi
    Nick Librizzi 3 months ago

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

  • Max Mate
    Max Mate 3 months ago

    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.

  • 1571JohannesKepler
    1571JohannesKepler 3 months ago +1

    It's kind of weird how the idea of asteroids defense got no response from the audience, but "cleaning space debris" got applauses... If you think defending ourselves against asteroids is not "ecological", then obviously you don't know what effects a big rock striking earth can have on life. For more information, ask any dinosaure in your neighborhood. Oh that's right, they didn't have a space program...

  • Jonathan J. West
    Jonathan J. West 3 months ago

    Not a crazy idea, an amazing idea, a must, GO SPACE FORCE! UNITED STATES SPACE FORCE!

  • Odell James
    Odell James 3 months ago

    I thought talk show hosts were smart..... never mind

  • KaiserXIII
    KaiserXIII 3 months ago +1

    Jesus, every time this man opens his mouth, I'm just mesmerized. I honestly watched this video about three times in order to fully absorb all of the information this man shared.
    The thing is, though, that even though he said "war in space" is not strategically sound, the idiot currently leading the most powerful (is that even a fact anymore? Nukes, still, so maybe) country in the world is neither strategic nor mentally sound, and if he is, it is entirely debatable.