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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  • chilled of min
    chilled of min 3 hours ago

    It's not a crazy idea, it's an immoral one. It wasn't unreasonable at the time to drop two atomic bombs on Japan, but it pushed the globe to the brink of mutually assured destruction. This will just give the powers that be another front to wage war on each other from, one that has undeniable destructive capacity.

  • Snaggledog 007
    Snaggledog 007 4 hours ago

    I tried out for Space Command. Never got promoted above Space Cadet.

  • charles casselman
    charles casselman 13 hours ago

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson IQ dropped just being in the same room as Colbert

  • Atra Awaysho
    Atra Awaysho 23 hours ago

    "oh you so know I'm going to get you drunk" about to Cosby NdGT

  • Renegade Dusk
    Renegade Dusk Day ago

    Guaranteed 99% of Colbert's idiotic audience don't even know who Neil deGrasse Tyson is. XD

  • Brian Andrews
    Brian Andrews Day ago

    Its a shame to see colbert continue to try to poke holes in the "space force" idea just because it was trumps idea despite hearing many calm reasonable and beneficial arguments

  • Reticuli
    Reticuli Day ago

    the military's been asking for it for years

  • Spicy Cat
    Spicy Cat Day ago +1

    I bet in the future in the space we’ll fight with rockets.

  • Random Redneckery

    Breaking News- NASA has teamed up with Hoover to develop a space sweeper.

  • Matthew Johnson
    Matthew Johnson Day ago

    Colbert has devolved into a sad dude, man. Trump broke his brain.

  • Taruden Taruhito
    Taruden Taruhito Day ago +2

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

  • Phil 556
    Phil 556 Day 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 Day ago +1

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

  • Sigmund Q. Freud

    "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 2 days 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 2 days ago +2

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

  • Global Autobahn
    Global Autobahn 2 days ago +2

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

  • Ping Pong
    Ping Pong 2 days 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 2 days ago

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

  • Lipton Tea
    Lipton Tea 2 days ago

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

  • Titties Bigglesby
    Titties Bigglesby 2 days ago

    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 2 days 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 2 days ago

    I bought the book last year. Very good read.

  • zealteam6
    zealteam6 3 days ago

    Not as powerful as the autistronomy team of kekistan

  • Underdog Straatbrak
    Underdog Straatbrak 3 days ago

    Liberal shits

  • Austin Buffington
    Austin Buffington 3 days ago

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

  • Canadian Man
    Canadian Man 3 days ago

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

  • Maxandre Martelli
    Maxandre Martelli 3 days ago +1

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

  • Lem0nsquid
    Lem0nsquid 3 days 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
    AussieBlokeGordo 3 days ago

    Fuck yeah rods from God do it baby!

  • Randall Donadio
    Randall Donadio 4 days ago +2

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

  • Anti-HyperLink
    Anti-HyperLink 4 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 4 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 4 days ago +8

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

  • kaboose111
    kaboose111 4 days ago

    You mean...Orange Man not bad?

  • False Feathers
    False Feathers 4 days ago

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

    *Leftist temper tantrum*

  • ItsJustMilo
    ItsJustMilo 4 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 5 days ago +6

    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 5 days ago

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

  • Carson Bruce
    Carson Bruce 5 days ago

    Black science man

  • analogue jerry
    analogue jerry 5 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 5 days ago

    that beard does not work

  • Corporal Hollywood
    Corporal Hollywood 5 days ago

    Niel 4 President

  • Lithane
    Lithane 5 days ago

    I should pickup that book...

  • Keenan McCarty
    Keenan McCarty 6 days ago

    Tyson showing that not all Libs are nuts.

  • freeman239
    freeman239 6 days ago

    Colbert is such a tool.

  • Frankie Bagz
    Frankie Bagz 7 days ago

    This guy colbert is dumb as a rock

  • Frankie Bagz
    Frankie Bagz 7 days ago

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

  • avtech31
    avtech31 7 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 7 days ago

    6000000 people really want to watch this guy ???

  • Chris Bob
    Chris Bob 7 days ago

    He really dosent know anything . bad actor thats all

  • Ricky Hightower
    Ricky Hightower 8 days ago

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

  • Promethean Allegory
    Promethean Allegory 8 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 8 days ago

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

  • Joel Middaugh
    Joel Middaugh 8 days ago

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

  • dash4800
    dash4800 8 days ago

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

  • Mack M
    Mack M 8 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 8 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 8 days ago

    You know "nothing" Donald J. Trump!

  • Alexander Faust
    Alexander Faust 8 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 9 days ago

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is awesome!

  • Darthwing Xodius
    Darthwing Xodius 9 days ago

    From here am gonna watch tengen toppa gurren lagann

  • Cha Leowin
    Cha Leowin 9 days ago

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

  • lufa303
    lufa303 9 days ago +1

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

  • Donnie Adkins
    Donnie Adkins 9 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 9 days ago

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

  • ShaunBonJovi
    ShaunBonJovi 9 days ago

    Honk Honk!

  • mediocre man
    mediocre man 9 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 10 days ago

    What about medicare for all?

  • cmarek1989
    cmarek1989 10 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 10 days ago

    Guess he will never be a guest again

  • wantafanta01
    wantafanta01 11 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 11 days ago

    Stephen your head is a vacuum.

  • Migfra Danmark
    Migfra Danmark 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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. 12 days ago

    neil degrasse tyson part of kkk confirmed

  • Erin Higgs
    Erin Higgs 12 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 13 days ago

    So is Neil labeled as alt right yet?

  • Kashae Saint
    Kashae Saint 13 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 13 days ago


  • Luke Alley
    Luke Alley 13 days ago

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

  • 69lol69
    69lol69 13 days ago +7

    -Orange man bad!!!

  • Norse Man
    Norse Man 13 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____ 14 days ago

    why everybody got to be so liberal

  • Lessons from Marcus
    Lessons from Marcus 14 days ago

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

    88HAILSTONE 14 days ago

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

  • qweasdzxcname
    qweasdzxcname 14 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 14 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 14 days ago

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

  • Midnight
    Midnight 14 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 14 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 15 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 15 days ago +1

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

  • Lucas Snowbeard
    Lucas Snowbeard 15 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 15 days ago

    Stephen Colbert:
    Mgk: your beards weird

  • DavidtheZheng
    DavidtheZheng 15 days ago

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