SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to put humans on Mars in the next 10 to 15 years. Renowned astrophysicist and StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't think a private enterprise, such as SpaceX, could ever lead a space frontier.
Humans have set foot on the moon and NASA has sent multiple rovers to Mars. So, where should we go next? Astrophysicist and StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to explore deep space. More specifically, Tyson wants to visit Europa – a moon of Jupiter which is believed to have an ocean of water beneath its surface.
Sunday night's Cosmos premier ended with a touching personal story from Neil deGrasse Tyson on how he first met astrophysicist and science communicator Carl Sagan. Sagan, who died in 1996, was an astronomer, astrophysicist and an avid and skilled science communicator. He hosted the original PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. He also taught at Cornell University, wrote the book Contact and many others, and published more than 600 scientific papers.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the world's most famous astrophysicist, and he is a HUGE Trekkie. The host of StarTalk Radio is a fan of science fiction and futuristic movies, and of Star Trek in particular. Considering his love for space and science, that's no surprise.
"Gravity" busted a bunch of box office records this weekend. Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is not impressed. He's Tweeting all the scientific inaccuracies he spotted in the film. Some seem consequential. Others...less so.
President Barack Obama wants to send astronauts to asteroids, and he's even giving NASA $100 million to figure out a way to lasso asteroids. As ridiculous as that might sound, world renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson praises Obama's and NASA's asteroid retrieval initiative.